SPA Lecture Series

The SPA Lecture Series (member login required) is a production created by Pediatric Anesthesiologists and edited by Dr. Tae Kim, which had the original goal of serving as a repository of high quality lectures ready to give during missions. The SPA Lecture Series has evolved into an extensive collection of peer reviewed, periodically updated, PowerPoint productions, that serve as an added value to SPA members and that we envision will serve as a resource for pediatric anesthesia training in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Open Anesthesia (International Anesthesia Research Society)

An anesthesia wiki covering an online textbook of anesthesia, Critical care manual, ABA key words, Review question of the week, Controversies in anesthesia, guide to surgical procedures, new developments in anesthesia.

World Anaesthesia Online

World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists. Offers online journal, as well as “tutorial of the Week”

WFSA Anaesthesia Tutorial of The Week

Covers specific topics. You may view these on line, or receive these by email.

Anesthesia Illustrated

Global open access initiative to disseminate high quality educational content and learning objects to anesthesia educators around the world. Focus is on high-quality multimedia-based visual educational content. Goal is to share the work being developed for educational use at Stanford and Yale Universities with the broader anesthesia community.


New York Society of Regional Anesthesia website. Promote the practice of Regional Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine through timely dissemination of new information using far-reaching and innovative educational resources.

Medical PowerPoint BlogSpot (Dr. Aslam)

A wealth of prepared lectures in various topics ranging from basic concepts to subspecialty issues.

The Lancet commission on global surgery teaching cases

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery has collaborated with multiple institutions to create a wide range of teaching cases that focus on areas of import within global health, including surgical access, quality of care, education, and training.

Univadis (Merck & Co.)

An online information service covering 24 medical/surgical specialties (including pediatrics), available in 38 countries.

University of Pennsylvania Critical Care Medicine Tutorials


Tulane University Acid-Base Tutorials



(American Pediatric Surgical Association)
APSA Publications
APSA publications provide information about specific pediatric surgery-based resources. Access to the pediatric handbook of critical care, and the journal of pediatric surgery. APSA has an extensive online library of common pediatric surgical diseases. A handbook of pediatric surgical critical care is available online.

Anesthesia Care of Pediatric Patients in the Developing World

A textbook formatted as a large pdf file with highlights of pediatric anesthesia care emphasizing aspects relevant to austere environments. Released in 2015; access links to be announced.

Super course

A repository of over 5, 000 lectures on global health, epidemiology, prevention and development. The site also includes many links to other Public Health-related resources. Courses may be downloaded as a group, or individually (

Other Resources on the Web


Global Health Library

Search engine for literature from many international regional sources. Function is much like Pubmed, utilizing MESH terms.

Primary Surgery Textbook Vol 1- Non-Trauma


Primary Surgery Textbook Vol 2 – Trauma


Practical Plastic Surgery for No surgeons, by Nadine B. Seer MD and Martha Adler-Lavin, MD


WHO. Patient safety, education and research.

WHO Patient Safety has developed a range of training materials and tools to help individuals and organizations improve their understanding and knowledge of patient safety.

The Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery resource page.

Compiling resources for learning and teaching

Textbook of Surgery for Victims of War, from International Committee of the Red Cross


Disease Control Priorities: Essential Surgery

Disease Control Priorities: Economic Evaluation for Health (DCP3). The DCP-3, led and coordinated by the University of Washington Department of Global Health (UW-DGH) aims to present evidence available on the economics and efficacy of management strategies for the major causes of global disease burden, including infectious and chronic diseases, trauma, mental disorders and environmentally-induced conditions. The volume Essential Surgery identifies 44 surgical cost-effective procedures that could be feasibly implemented in low- and middle-income countries. Universal access to those procedures would rank among the most cost effective of all health interventions. Sections are Overview; The Global Burden; Surgical Interventions; Surgical Platforms and Policies; The Economics of Surgery. Online downloads are free at or through the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository at

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

A web-based course consisting of a series of 10 cases designed to highlight ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences for those involved in global health research and service. The site also provides additional resources for further reading about each case and ethical issues in short-term training programs abroad. Sponsored by JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics and Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health.

Disaster Ready

A web-based training site whose goal is to assist humanitarian aid workers to be effective and prepared in natural disasters and conflicts. Target audience is agencies which themselves might not have resources to mount the breadth of training programs, as well as individuals. “ is a collaborative nonprofit effort informed by an advisory committee of prominent aid agencies including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, Project HOPE, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Vision, Oxfam America, and others.” Course topics include International law, team building, conflict management, programs and operations, leadership and organizational management, and staff welfare(safety, travel, threats).