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Release Date: 03/15/2018

EBPOM 2019 | Overview of perioperative smoking cessation show art EBPOM 2019 | Overview of perioperative smoking cessation

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Smoking is bad for you, there's little debate about that, even among users of the drug. However, further to the widely known consequences, the bottom line in the perioperative period is that smokers are 40% more likely to die after major surgery. Do patients also know this? Tissue healing, increased risk of infection and increased possiblities of complications with the anaesthetic; with these risks in mind how do we cut through the ubiquitous, but often ignored, government health risk messaging and get patients to understand the increased risk for those undergoing surgery? How do we use...

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TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Get active and feel good? show art TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Get active and feel good?

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TopMedTalk in Collaboration with MacMillan Cancer Support in the UK developed this podcast series to support patients during their cancer journey amidst the COVID 19 crisis. It's vital you remain active after a cancer diagnosis, why is this? Hear the fascinating story behind the discovery that activity not only reduces your overall levels of fatigue but also improves your chances of recuperation. "You have to pace yourself [...] listen to your body"; but any physical activity will help fight feelings of tiredness. In short, if you get active you feel good. Also in this podcast, with direct...

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TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Healthy eating and cancer show art TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Healthy eating and cancer

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TopMedTalk in Collaboration with MacMillan Cancer Support in the UK developed this podcast series to support patients during their cancer journey amidst the COVID 19 crisis. We know food gives us energy "but it also provides so much more". This podcast looks at the raw materials you'll need, when facing a cancer diagnosis, to get a better outcome; the vitamins, minerals and proteins, as well as the energy sources you're best using. What is a balanced diet when you have cancer? "We're talking about eating well to stay well [...] we're not really looking for people to lose weight"; it's often...

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TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Mental well being for the patient show art TopMedTalk & MacMillan Cancer Support | Mental well being for the patient

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TopMedTalk in Collaboration with MacMillan Cancer Support in the UK developed this podcast series to support patients during their cancer journey amidst the COVID 19 crisis. "It's very normal to sit with some difficult thoughts and feelings" after a cancer diagnosis. Broadly there are two types of mindsets; anxiety, which can be helpful, an element of wanting to 'do something' and, on the other hand, low mood, a feeling of not wanting to do anything, this can be unhelpful if not addressed at a certain level. We should expect both of these mindsets the question is 'how does the latest...

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COVID 19 | Herbert Patrick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania show art COVID 19 | Herbert Patrick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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After a quick update from Desiree and Monty this piece focuses on Philadelphia Pennsylvania and gets into specifics regarding caring for COVID 19 positive patients. As regards The Jefferson Hospital; where has the ICU "take over" expanded to? Have critical care ventilators been deployed to all new ICU beds or have acceptable compromises been made? "Staffing is tougher than the equipment" but how has a "critical care pool" system, prepared over a year ago, helped? What does the typical COVID 19 critical care patient look like? Enormous quantities of oxygen are being used by institutions to care...

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TopMedTalk | Perioperative medicine and being a good sport show art TopMedTalk | Perioperative medicine and being a good sport

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Why has 'prehabilitation' suddenly picked up pace in terms of both practice and interest? This piece takes a serious look at the widening interest in an idea familiar to many sportsmen. Learn how the marginal gains we get through the application of science to optimise the moment of surgery as a real opportunity to apply everything we know. Also; what are ketones and how can they be used to promote health? Presented By Desire Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests Gerard Danjoux, consultant in Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust and Ken Van Someren, Director...

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Periop SIG 2019 | Improving the quality of the patient surgical journey show art Periop SIG 2019 | Improving the quality of the patient surgical journey

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What are the latest developments in quality improvement programs that help operative teams around the world take what they do to the next level? When does the surgical journey begin? How has a focus upon patients prior to surgery improved outcomes? What are "the five phases of care"? How has data collection and management helped us to continually improve a patient's surgical journey? This piece is a talk which was given during the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between...

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COVID 19 | Barbara McLean show art COVID 19 | Barbara McLean

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We get a quick update from Monty, how is his return to work going after quarantining at home with COVID 19 Further conversation takes a look at the care being given to COVID 19 patients and their providers. What is PPE fatigue? Where is the debate regarding COVID 19 positive patients and fluid management? A lot of it boils down to the mantra "keep it simple", do the job as correctly and properly as possible and know what you are capable of. Please listen to the end of this piece for a vitally important discussion regarding temperature variation in COVID 19 patients. Link to Nicole Cupchick...

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COVID 19 | Dr Joff Lacey show art COVID 19 | Dr Joff Lacey

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This piece sees us catch up with a the TopMedTalk team favorite; Joff Lacey. A popular presenter here on TopMedTalk, Joff tells us of his first hand experiences in the ongoing battle against COVID 19 in South London. We also get an update on Monty's condition. Presented by Desiree Chappell with Dr Joff Lacey, Consultant Anaesthetist at St George's Hospital in South West London. Thank you to our sponsor's Edward's Life Sciences. Edwards clinical education (ECE):

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AANA | Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress show art AANA | Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, integrate, understand and utilize emotions in an effective and meaningful way in order to cope and adapt to the situation. It's a hot topic at the moment, here we speak with the first CRNA to be certified in emotional intelligence. Stress and burn out is a common problem in the CRNA community, handling that could have a real impact on performance and outcomes. Our guest mentions the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test™ which can be found here: She also advocates "The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and...

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More Episodes

Monty Mythen, Joff Lacey and Mike Grocott chat with Desiree Chappell about the plan for the TopMedTalk team at ASER 2018.

Joff Lacey will be out and about with his roving mic getting on the spot interviews with attendees, gathering late breaking news as it happens.

Mike Grocott will be doing Journal Club, a deep dive into some of thre big papers of the last 12 months or so.

And finally, Desiree Chappell, will be returning to her popular Round Table Blog podcasts; bringing people from diverse backgrounds to the conversation so they can explain how they apply the perioperative process to their work.