e-SAFE has been developed and funded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) as an educational tool to support the education, training and continuing professional development of those who are responsible for delivering safe anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine in resource poor environments.

In 2015 the Lancet Commission’s report “Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development” turned the spotlight onto the huge challenge facing the delivery of safe anaesthesia in resource poor settings. We believe that the e-SAFE resource will make a valuable contribution to this training need.

The Lancet Commission report prompted a review of e-SAFE, leading to the launch in 2017 of a USB version, e-SAFE Edition II. This has enabled us to expand and update the original 2013 DVD to ensure it remains up-to-date and promotes best practice. The resource is also available online via: http://e-safe-anaesthesia.org

The e-SAFE USB contains over 100 interactive e-learning sessions from the RCoA's e-Learning Anaesthesia programme, AAGBI e-learning sessions and additional video tutorials from the University Hospital Southampton. The project is grateful for the support of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and Oxford University Press, who have granted permission to include back copies of Update in Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week and Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain on this USB.

The USB does not require internet access, making it practical for remote locations. It will run on PC and Mac computers and can be copied to your hard disk. We hope you will find the material on the USB of interest and that it will assist you in the delivery of care to your patients.