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Release Date: 03/25/2020

ASA 2019 | Hypotension Index: Data drives change show art ASA 2019 | Hypotension Index: Data drives change

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This piece looks at innovations in our field, through the lens of the Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI). Innovations in medicine are always exciting, "neuro-monitoring" is discussed "if you told me two years ago that I was going to be able to understand an EG waveform I would have laughed at you". "Data is what drives any change", how can new insights regarding hypotension potentially revolutionize your practice? Adoption of any new technology is complicated, how do you handle resistance to such innovations? When it comes to change management, if the new change takes more than "300 seconds"...

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EBPOM Highlight | Perioperative nutrition should be a key part of Enhanced Recovery show art EBPOM Highlight | Perioperative nutrition should be a key part of Enhanced Recovery

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"Perioperative nutrition should be a key part of Enhanced Recovery" - originally streamed live from The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London during EBPOM 2018 on Hear this excellent talk, for free, on this podcast. If you'd like to attend an event like this ensure your next click is here: If you have any comments or questions you'd like to send to the team email: Presented by Paul Wischmeyer, Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University.

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AANA | Enhanced Recovery with Lynn Reede show art AANA | Enhanced Recovery with Lynn Reede

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"Thank you for taking this meeting beyond these walls" - this piece was the final part of our coverage of The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago, Illinois. We begin with the global audience in mind and break down what it is to be a Nurse Anesthetist. It's a role which is expanding in scope, our guest walks us through how and why that's the case. This wide ranging conversation then moves to the future of enhanced recovery and the AANA's future development. For more on the Drink Eat Mobilise topic go here: Check out the AANA here: Presented by...

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EBPOM 2019 | Delivering Personalised Care: aligning prehabilitation with healthcare policy show art EBPOM 2019 | Delivering Personalised Care: aligning prehabilitation with healthcare policy

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How can we align personalised care with prehabilitation? "Personalised care is where people have more choice and control over how their health and care needs are met" where we recognise "people themselves can sometimes be the best integrators of health and care". In this context our role is to support them to "live as independently as they wish". With shared decision making and personal choice at the heart of this we allow patients to be "experts in their own lives, health and care". The increase in life expectancy means more long term conditions and comorbidities in patients, what...

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Sunday Special | Burn out? show art Sunday Special | Burn out?

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This piece focuses on the question of looking after yourself as a practitioner and interlinking into your team. How important is it to listen to your team? What is "burn out"? How does it express itself in people? What signs should we look for in our friends and colleagues? Presented by Desiree Chappell, Sol Aronson and Monty Mythen with their guest Sasha Shillcutt, Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, Department of Anesthesiology, UNMC Founder, Brave Enough LLC. Find Sasha's excellent website (and podcast) here:

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Periop Medicine SIG | Armed with data to improve perioperative outcomes show art Periop Medicine SIG | Armed with data to improve perioperative outcomes

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This piece is about the application of data, how do we use it and when should we gather it? How important is it to "just get started and find out what the problem is"? Further reading is available here: If you're interested in hearing more about the Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) trial go here: Presented by Professor Carol Peden, Executive Director of the Center for Heath System Innovation and Professor of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

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EBPOM 2019 | Perioperative Blood Pressure, Q&A show art EBPOM 2019 | Perioperative Blood Pressure, Q&A

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As a general rule, should ward monitoring be increased? Should continuous blood pressure monitoring be more frequent? This short piece follows on from Tim Miller's talk "Perioperative Blood Pressure (PeriOperative Quality Initiative: POQI 3) how low can you safely go?". Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Tim Miller, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology from Duke University Medical Centre.

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EBPOM 2019 | Troponin Screening - essential or the Emperor's new clothes? show art EBPOM 2019 | Troponin Screening - essential or the Emperor's new clothes?

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This panel discussion and extended question and answer session focuses upon troponin screening. Where is the latest evidence as regards this debate? Is MINS ( Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery) the most common postoperative complication associated with death and if so why is there a transatlantic divide as regards the evidence? Is there a place for troponin screening preoperatively for risk stratification? What should one do with an asymptomatic post operative patient with raised troponin? Does MINS cause hypotension? This is part 3 of 3 from The EBPOM 2019 TopMedTalk session which...

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EBPOM Highlight | Pain Management to Enhance Recovery after joint replacements show art EBPOM Highlight | Pain Management to Enhance Recovery after joint replacements

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"Pain strategies" - was originally streamed live from the Charles Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas, during EBPOM-USA 2019 on Hear this excellent talk, for free, on this podcast. If you'd like to attend an event like this ensure your next click is here: Presented by Dr. Ryan Hanson, Anesthesiologist in Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital, received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine.

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AANA | Protecting Your Healthcare Practice - Compliance and Enforcement show art AANA | Protecting Your Healthcare Practice - Compliance and Enforcement

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What are some of the major issues regarding billing? What are the most common mistakes when it comes to documentation? How do we keep the focus on great healthcare, as well as good book keeping? How does "the false claims act" impact on billing? If you find a mistake or an issue in your note keeping the advice here is clear; deal with it the moment it is discovered. Also, under recording is an obvious issue, can the same be said of 'excessive documentation'? The bottom line is that practitioners must remain educated, stay aware of what is going on and rely on the fact that patient care is...

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"I work in a houshold where my wife was working at a school and my student children have come home so, it's highly likely that I would get COVID 19"; the conversation begins with a discussion about the fact our Editor in Chief Monty Mythen has had some of the symptoms over the last few days. "For us as healthcare workers what we need to do is filter out the true head colds from the COVID 19s"; the symptoms could be caused by a number of factors but until a clear test result is available he is taking precautions.

It underlines the need for practitioners to adhere to distancing guidelines as the conversation moves to an update on the UK's measures to tackle the pandemic and how the global fight continues.

The "Nightingale Hospital" is covered in more detail here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-latest-news-non-essential-shops-close/

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen.

How is the fight against COVID 19 going where you are? We are very grateful to everyone who has emailed us since the crisis began. If you would like to reach out to TopMedTalk email contact@topedtalk.com

The clip of Professor Hugh Montgomery was taken from Coronavirus: How to Isolate Yourself, Channel 4. Find the full programme here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/coronavirus-how-to-isolate-yourself

The UK Prime Minister's statement is available in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF5gpoj1lwg

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