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.
Difficult airway management
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.
WHYNES DK, MCCAHON RA, RAVENSCROFT A and HARDMAN J, 2012. Cost effectiveness of epidural steroid injections to manage chronic lower back pain. BMC anesthesiology. 12, 26
MCCAHON R, 2012. Role of sugammadex in rapid sequence induction and intubation. British journal of anaesthesia. 109(1), 123; author reply 123-4
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
Expert performance in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.
Comparison of computer-based and faculty-based teaching interventions in difficult airway techniques.