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EBPOM Highlight | Insights from the UK Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme

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Release Date: 09/25/2019

Perioperative team: a physician’s view | EBPOM 2020 London show art Perioperative team: a physician’s view | EBPOM 2020 London

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This piece considers the need to understand the patient having surgery and the complexity with which they present so we can match our skills to them. Developing these skills requires new approaches; to education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level; to challenge the old ways of delivering perioperative care. This requires new ways of working, the breaking down of silos, a rethink of the financial support that is required and that we share good practice rather than 'reinventing the wheel'. It also means ensuring that we continue to gain evidence from the real world of clinical...

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Leadership with Jeff Vender: Part 2 - Q&A | EBPOM Chicago show art Leadership with Jeff Vender: Part 2 - Q&A | EBPOM Chicago

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This piece is the second part of a conversation about leadership in medicine, during times of change. It follows on from the first part where our speaker outlines his thoughts in a short talk. Now questions from the audience are considered and the conversation develops. What have we learned after the recent huge changes we've seen in our profession? Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Jeff Vender, Emeritus, Harris Family Foundation Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois and Clinical Professor at the University Of...

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Leading Health Systems in times of change with Jeff Vender: Part 1 | EBPOM Chicago show art Leading Health Systems in times of change with Jeff Vender: Part 1 | EBPOM Chicago

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"I believe most people can be leaders or better leaders. You can create or participate in change and a better future. You can make a difference in your own lives, the lives of others and the life of your organization. If you believe you can." This piece contains a powerful, inspirational and prescient talk about leadership. Part 1 contains some conversation and the talk, to be followed by questions from the audience in Part 2. Where do leaders come from, what makes them stand out and how do they learn the skills necessary to take what they do to the next level? Presented by Desiree Chappell...

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EBPOM 2020 London | EBPOM 2020 London | "The Business Case: UK" by Kay Mitchell

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This piece presents an invaluable wealth of first hand experience in setting up various business cases in relation to perioperative medicine in the UK. At University College London (UCL) cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) was set up as a research tool "but then clinicians came, became interested in the results of the tests and started to ask for tests to be done on their patients for clinical evaluation". An external contractor model, using a charitable organisation, enabled them to charge the NHS for these tests; as the service expanded they were able to expand to other clinical sites...

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EBPOM 2020 London | Extending roles: what is the future? show art EBPOM 2020 London | Extending roles: what is the future?

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"Just having more staff doesn't always equate to better care, especially when the staff do not have the skills required." Perioperative medicine has the opportunity to lead the way in advanced practice; the extended role of the practitioner within the perioperative pathway can be done with nurses, allied health professionals or physician associates. As we evolve these roles, we must be mindful and recognise not all services will be the same. How can you tailor your service to your specific needs? How do you construct a business case which provides a better quality of value based care within...

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Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression | EBPOM Las Vegas 2021 show art Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression | EBPOM Las Vegas 2021

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"46% pretty much means every other patient who was getting IV opioids was having some sort of a respiratory depression event" After a quick round up of COVID news in the contributor's respective areas this piece gets involved in a much needed discussion about the “PRediction of Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression In Patients Monitored by capnoGraphY (PRODIGY)” trial. PRODIGY trial is here: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Mike Grocott, and their guests Ashish Khanna, Associate Professor, Section Head for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care...

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Non-invasive evaluation of autonomic nervous system- A nociception monitor | EBPOM Las Vegas show art Non-invasive evaluation of autonomic nervous system- A nociception monitor | EBPOM Las Vegas

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Armed with a background in biomedical engineering, doubled with an EMBA in Finance, our guest has spent the past 20 years within the medical device industry. In 2010 he was instrumental in setting up MDoloris Medical Systems, with the mission to provide technologies that allow clinicians a reliable, continuous and non-invasive evaluation of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity. Based on 23 years of academic research, performed by a French research lab, the technology allows anaesthetists and intensivists to effectively tailor analgesia; more so for patients who are unable to communicate....

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Guidance on prehabilitation for cancer | EBPOM London 2020 show art Guidance on prehabilitation for cancer | EBPOM London 2020

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This piece looks at the most recent guidance regarding prehabilitation for cancer, developed and published in 2009 by Macmillan Cancer Care. Extremely well received across the UK, and internationally, here we look at the details and some context in terms of UK national policy. From an NHS England point of view the desire is to ensure that all patients and participants have personalized care embedded into everyday NHS services. Work around streamlining multidisciplinary team meetings for cancer include the opportunity to discuss the needs of people with cancer and the importance of preparing...

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Perioperative oxygenation | EBPOM London 2020 show art Perioperative oxygenation | EBPOM London 2020

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"Oxygen is the commonest drug that we give to our patients today during surgery and the general anaesthetic" but what do we really know and understand about it from a perioperative perspective? This talk illustrates why, even with some of the evidence and background physiology that we have at our fingertips today, the following questions are still perplexing: How much is too little oxygen? How much is too much oxygen? And how much is just the right amount of oxygen? Presented by Daniel Martin, OBE, Professor of Perioperative and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Plymouth and the Royal...

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Panel discussion - Prediction of Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression: Does surveillance monitoring help? | EBPOM 2020 show art Panel discussion - Prediction of Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression: Does surveillance monitoring help? | EBPOM 2020

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This piece is a listener generated question and answer session from EBPOM 2020. Although it works as a stand alone piece it relates directly to this talk here: Some of the questions considered include: How much do you think partial / inadequate neuromuscular blockade reversal, contributes to post pulmonary complications, perhaps in combination with opioids? Why as a group would we prefer to save money by avoiding sugammadex to reverse rocuronium to ensure complete reversal? Lack of reversal more than an issue? If you did a pre op sleep study on these patients, would you not find similar...

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What is 'knowledge mobilisation'? What's the difference between data used for quality assurance and data used for quality improvement? What's important to patients? Does compettition and publicly reporting data actually help anyone other than those who are already leading in their field? Can league tables lead to a 'culture of blame'? 'We need to spend less time measuring and more time improving'; how do we effectively support practitioners who want to get better?

Presented by Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Professor of Perioperative Medicine at University College London (UCL).