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Rob McCahon

Consultant Anaesthetist & Honorary Consultant Lecturer,



Rob McCahon is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Difficult Airway Lead at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham where he anaesthetises for Spinal, Maxillo-facial and Trauma surgery. In addition to difficult airway management, he is actively involved in the delivery and development of postgraduate medical education in Anaesthesia at a local and national level.

His research interests include the development of educational interventions to improve patient safety and outcomes, psychomotor skills learning and retention, and the use of computer-based teaching.

Expertise Summary

Medical education

Difficult airway management

Clinical research

Research Summary

Prediction of psychomotor performance in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

Validation of performance assessment for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

Cost analysis of re-usable versus disposable fibrescopes.

Recent Publications

Past Research

A comparison of cervical spine movement during laryngoscopy and intubation using the Airtraq®, Macintosh and McCoy laryngoscopes: a cadaveric study of the unstable atlanto-axial (C1/C2) cervical segment.

Novice performance of ultrasound-guided needle advancement: standard 38 mm transducer versus 25 mm hockey-stick transducer.

Retention of Direct and Indirect Laryngoscopy Skills in Medical Students

Effectiveness of Methylprednisolone dose in patients receiving repeat epidural steroid injection for chronic lower back pain: a prospective, randomized, cross-over trial.

Design and validation of a computational model of gas exchange in the acute respiratory distress syndrome

Future Research

Expert performance in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

Comparison of computer-based and faculty-based teaching interventions in difficult airway techniques.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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