Dr Ian Williams

Ian Williams – A personal journey, My Experience with TIVA (Canterbury DHB)

Dr Williams was nominated by Acting Clinical Director Dr Richard Seigne, for his memorable and practice changing presentation, providing a brief history of TIVA, how it is delivered in the modern day and TIVA’s relationship with EEG based monitors.


Dr Williams outlines why TIVA, in many practices, remains a minority anaesthetic. The presentation includes many insightful observations and examples of best practice, including his experiences during the past three years of administering over 1500 TIVA’s.  Dr Williams suggests that despite evidence for improved outcomes, TIVA continues to be underutilised in many hospitals in New Zealand and overseas. He hopes that with better understanding of the techniques and monitoring equipment available, this excellent form of anaesthesia will be utilised more often.

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