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TopMedTalk | Tom Woodcock

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Release Date: 01/12/2020

COVID 19 | Ross Kerridge, University of Newcastle in Australia show art COVID 19 | Ross Kerridge, University of Newcastle in Australia

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In this piece we look at how Australia is dealing with the COVID 19 crisis. What restrictions are being placed upon people and how strict are they? How does "the father of perioperative medicine" see the world which is now being asked to face one of its most urgent medical emergencies? Has the time come to honour 'the whole team' in the institutions where we work? How can medics help to rebuild our societies after the already devastating consequences of a global pandemic? Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guest Ross Kerridge, Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Clinician at the John...

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EBPOM 2019 | Preoperative risk stratification show art EBPOM 2019 | Preoperative risk stratification

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Preoperative risk stratification; what is are the risks and controversies behind preoperative exercise testing and the six minute walk test? This piece looks at the evidence behind both and some practical guidance for informing clinical care. Does the six minute walk test predict complications? What is the true value for cardiopulminary exercise testing (CPET)? For more on the METS study go here: Presented by Duminda Wijeysundera, Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Anesthesiologist...

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COVID 19 | Roneet Lev, San Diego show art COVID 19 | Roneet Lev, San Diego

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This piece takes a look at the San Diego front line of the global fight against COVID 19. What unique pressures are there here; the large homeless population is a particular challenge, how do psychiatric patients further the conundrum. Also, what about the assumption that patients are likely to be carrying the virus so should all be treated as if that is the case, does that apply here? There is also a short update on our Editor in Chief, another front line medical provider, who tested positive for Corona Virus last week. Presented by Desiree Chappell with Roneet Lev, MD FACEP, Chief Medical...

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COVID 19 | Monty and Desiree weekend update show art COVID 19 | Monty and Desiree weekend update

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"We keep being told we're one to two weeks away from the peak..." This piece takes a look at how Monty is getting on with his diagnosis, COVID 19 symptoms infamously vary in severity throughout the infection. Now he has been diagnosed how, if at all, will his behaviour change? What is the UK's policy on practitioners who are COVID 19 positive? Further discussion includes the news that 'rapid tests' are being introduced in the battle against the global pandemic as well as 'drive through' testing. How reliable are they, how might they work? Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen. Thank...

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TopMedTalk | Global Perspectives on Perioperative Medicine show art TopMedTalk | Global Perspectives on Perioperative Medicine

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Australia has an interesting history both generally and with perioperative medicine specifically. Here the story is told and their current progress is revealed. How do comparisons between various countries help us to understand where improvements can be made? How do the differences between the way in which healthcare is funded impact patients and providers? Moderated by Dr Mark Edwards, University College London Hospital, with his guests Ross Kerridge, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia, often cited as 'the father of Modern Perioperative Medicine', Sol Aronson, tenured professor at...

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Women in Anaesthesia Part 5 | Jamie Harris and Carol Schmidt show art Women in Anaesthesia Part 5 | Jamie Harris and Carol Schmidt

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"About a year ago our chief CRNA sent me a podcast from TopMedTalk about fluid management" - this podcast is a fascinating insight into how Enhanced Recovery continues to reach out across the world to the bedside of patients. How do you take your institution from where you're at now to where you need to be tomorrow? What are the essential ingredients? How do you work, through education, towards real patient engagement and empowerment? How do you manage a sensible quality improvement programme? Presented by Desiree Chappell with co-host Korey Sprigman and their guests, Jamie Harris, CRNA,...

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TopMedTalks to ... | Michael Pedro show art TopMedTalks to ... | Michael Pedro

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This piece focuses on the SuperNO2VA mask, which delivers positive airway pressure to stent open the upper airway, allowing for the preoperative delivery of positive pressure ventilation and oxygen for patients with a decreased level of consciousness. The website mentioned in the piece is here: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and Michael Pedro, VP, Medical Director at Vyaire Medical.

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COVID 19 | Professor Monty Mythen has tested positive show art COVID 19 | Professor Monty Mythen has tested positive

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"It is interesting how well you can feel, compared to the night time [...] it gives you this real false sense of wellness for a period of time and then it hits you, man it hits you hard, when it hits you." The UK Prime Minister has tested positive for COVID 19 as has The UK's Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, MP. Yesterday we revealed there were concerns our Editor in Chief Monty Mythen had some of the symptoms, only days before he was set to return to active duty in Critical Care. Acting responsibly precautions were already being taken and the assumption was that it was likely, given its...

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COVID 19 | Critical Care Update; optimizing care for patient and provider. show art COVID 19 | Critical Care Update; optimizing care for patient and provider.

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"When you start to think about how we can protect ourselves; we have some reasonably robust literature for a few interventions [..] that do seem to associate with the prevention of viral infections..."; maintain a normal vitamin D level, probiotics, vitamin C. This piece is a fascinating conversation with a TopMedTalk favorite. How are preparations going at Duke University? How can we optimise ourselves for an oncoming viral attack? How can we make sure our patients get the best possible care and are as informed as they can be? What research is being carried out into COVID 19? Presented by...

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EBPOM 2019 | Psychology and behavioural change show art EBPOM 2019 | Psychology and behavioural change

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The historical focus in prehabilitation has been on exercise, how can the insights of psychology and behaviour change techniques be applied to the field? Should psychosocial outcomes and behaviour change be factored into your practice? There's consistent evidence that anxiety around the time of diagnosis is predictive of post operative pain; depression increases the risk of chronic pain; psychological factors also impact on wound healing and functional recovery. Meanwhile low confidence and depression have been shown to effect outcomes. How can psychological behaviour change techniques be...

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More Episodes

To celebrate the launch of his book Fluid Physiology, A Handbook for Anaesthesia and Critical Care Practice: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=F-m4DwAAQBAJ&printsec=copyright&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

What are Tom's big areas to watch in 2020? Also how are surgical teams similar to the team behind the moon landing and what should we be thinking about the use of steroids in surgery?

Check out Fluid Physiology: www.fluidphysiology.org

The 13 Minutes To The Moon podcast is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dn

Presented by Monty Mythen with Desiree Chappell and their guest Tom Woodcock, author and independent consultant in patient safety, medical law and ethics.