Sunday Special | Preoperative Optimization: Framing up the value proposition
Release Date: 04/28/2019
The Silver Tsunami is coming, are you prepared to assess the elderly patient? Mature patients present unique and interesting opportunities to perioperative practitioners. New ways of thinking and different approaches are always necessary. The British Geriatric Society's "Fit For Frailty" is here: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/resource-series/fit-for-frailty Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Houman Javedan, MD. Geriatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, assistant program director of the HMS Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, and Clinical...info_outline
Preoperative optimisation and prehabilitation are key areas where your institution can increase value for patients. How do you negotiate the different pitfalls presented by the various core stakeholders?
Smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise; all are proven to help produce better outcomes for a patient. How do we express this in such a way that we get buy-in from everyone concerned?
When it comes to a deeper dive into preoperative optimisation, what's in it for the hospital, the practitioner and the fee payer?
This piece is moderated by Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University, it features a talk from Michael Englesbe, Professor of Surgery, Michigan followed by a panel discussion which also features Dan Engleman, President of the enhanced Recovery after Cardiac surgery society, Baystate Health in Massachusetts, Medical Director, Heart, Vascular & Critical Care Services, Baystate Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate and Tim Miller, Duke University; further discussion is provided with questions from online listeners and conference delegates posed by Vicki Morton, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Providence Anesthesiology Associates.