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info_outline EBPOM 2020 London | Models of Prehabilitation in Greater Manchester 12/02/2020
EBPOM 2020 London | Models of Prehabilitation in Greater Manchester It's widely understood that high value care during, before and immediately after surgery is optimal whereas poor quality care in the perioperative period produces long term difficulties which are compounded by the acute stresses produced during and immediately after a procedure. This talk covers three main areas; surgical care for patients in Greater Manchester, "ERAS+"; prehabilitation for cancer, for the population of Greater Manchester; how Manchester has supported patients during the time of COVID19. This piece is mentioned in the introduction and serves as a useful compliment to the talk, "Implementing a system-wide cancer prehabilitation programme: The journey of Greater Manchester's ‘Prehab4cancer’": Find out more about the work in Greater Manchester here: Also the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme is here: Presented by Dr. John Moore, Clinical Director for Intensive Care at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Medical Lead for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.
info_outline EBPOM 2020 London | Screening assessment of nutritional fitness 12/01/2020
EBPOM 2020 London | Screening assessment of nutritional fitness What do we mean by "nutritionally fit" and why does it matter? How do we identify those most at risk in terms of screening and assessment and what's the difference between these two processes? How can we use screening and assessment to triage patients into care? Also, in the time of COVID19, are there ways we can perform some tasks related to these processes remotely? Presented by Steve Wooton, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
info_outline EBPOM 2020 London | The Future of Prehabilitation "Standardisation of definitions and outcomes" 11/30/2020
EBPOM 2020 London | The Future of Prehabilitation "Standardisation of definitions and outcomes" "The main challenge around the variability in the perioperative period is nomenclature, definitions and standardized endpoints. Well designed and well conducted randomized control trials determine effectiveness to an unbiased comparison of outcomes, events, or endpoints between intervention groups". If data is destiny it is to this that we must look if we want to understand what the future may hold for prehabilitation. This piece takes a pragmatic approach toward the task of ensuring information and datasets are widely applicable, as free from bias as possible and ultimately standardised by consistent definitions and terminology alongside a methodology which produces clear outcomes. Find out more about the Comet Initiative here: Find more about the 'Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine-Core Outcome Measures in Perioperative and Anaesthetic Care (StEP-COMPAC) Group' here: Presented by Malcolm West NIHR funded Clinical Lecturer in Surgery and Honorary colorectal surgical specialist registrar at the University of Southampton.
info_outline EBPOM 2020 London | Fit for surgery with Denny Levett 11/29/2020
EBPOM 2020 London | Fit for surgery with Denny Levett How important is it to screen patients and measure their fitness prior to surgery? What is exercise training in the preoperative period? There is a very clear relationship between physical fitness and mortality. Importantly, when we think of prehabilitation, or exercise training, it's good to remember that you get the greatest benefit in the most unfit patients, in terms of mortality reductions. The "pandemic ... of physical inactivity worldwide" is believed to cause more than 5 million deaths annually. The advantage of fitness in terms of predicting perioperative outcomes is it is an important modifiable risk factor before major surgery; we can modify health behaviors and exercise and we can sometimes optimize comorbidities before surgery. Exercise is real medicine! Originally part of the hugely successful EBPOM Live from London 2020 conference this piece is nicely complimented by the panel discussion which TopMedTalk has also released free of charge here: Presented by Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Southampton.
info_outline Periop SIG | Ward Based postoperative care; where should we focus? 11/28/2020
Periop SIG | Ward Based postoperative care; where should we focus? This wide ranging talk asks where and how we should focus on the needs of postoperative care patients. "Brain care has an impact way beyond the acute surgical episode"; how do we minimise the risks of a poor outcome when it comes to postoperative care? "Advanced recovery from anaesthesia and surgery" is a talk originally given at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019. Presented by Professor Jacqueline Close, Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA Conjoint Professor, UNSW Consultant Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital.
info_outline COVID 19 | Essential COVID knowledge; Dr. Manuel Ignacio Monge García. 11/27/2020
COVID 19 | Essential COVID knowledge; Dr. Manuel Ignacio Monge García. This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. Find out more here: This piece digs deep into the realities of coping with COVID 19 patients who have had their care escalated to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); "we don't seem to be looking at our typical sepsis patients who get multiple organ failure in the classical way" and "you're surprised at how young some of the patients are...". Our guest provides us further insight; a 'household name' in the haemodynamic monitoring space; he is treating patients in a medium sized hospital (500 beds) with mostly COVID patients in Spain. How are things going there, how does it compare to Italy? How are the patients being dealt with, what can we learn about the basics here, airway, breathing, ventilation (ABC)? There is also a gripping discussion regarding dynamic arterial elastance. If you'd like to know more about that do check out our discussion here: The webinar mentioned in this piece can be found here: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Dr. Manuel Ignacio Monge García who works in an ICU in the South of Spain.
info_outline TopMedTalk | POQI 5 - Fluid Management 11/26/2020
TopMedTalk | POQI 5 - Fluid Management This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. Find out more here: The Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) is a vital part of the process needed to more widely implement sensible practice which, using a clear evidence base, provides better value care with more positive outcomes for the patient. POQI continues to provide its work in an attempt to clarify fundamental concepts in perioperative care. The fact this one focuses upon fluid management makes it particularly appropriate. Link to the paper: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guests Tim Miller, Professor of Anesthesiology from Duke University Medical Centre and Greg Martin Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine Like this, want more? Try our popular in depth series "Fluid Matters" TopMedTalk provides world leading information about perioperative medicine like this every day. Dr Greg Martin's deeper dive into these issues is here:
info_outline Fluid Matters | Series Highlight: Total body water and electrolytes 11/25/2020
Fluid Matters | Series Highlight: Total body water and electrolytes This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. This piece is a chance to hear a now famous discussion which TopMedTalk recorded at the Peroperative Quality Initiative (POQI) at Washington Duke University in Durham. The discussion is predominately about total body water, electrolytes and the movement of fluid around the body; the idea of circulation of interstitial fluid; the Starling Curve and lymphatics; sodium balance and, at the end, there's a moment when the speakers agree to disagree about whether saline is "abnormal" or not. If you would like to find out more about IFAD go here: Presented by Monty Mythen and Henry Howe with their guests Tom Woodcock, an independent consultant in patient safety, medical law and ethics, and Manu Malbrain, Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology Vrije University in Brussells.
info_outline Prato | The 5th Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesia biennial conference 11/24/2020
Prato | The 5th Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesia biennial conference This piece focuses upon the unique 'Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesia biennial conference', of which this was the fifth, organised in Prato, Italy, by Monash University. TopMedTalk was given the chance to listen in on this cutting edge gathering of trialists, academics and practitioners as it happened. We take a deeper dive on the history behind this very special meeting, how it works and special moments from the meeting. Learn how some of the big trials gather pace and how major studies get established. The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network is here: More detail on the African Surgical Outcomes Study - 2 (ASOS-2) here: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guest Paul Myles, Director, Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University. - Like this, want more? Bruce Biccard is interviewed here:
info_outline TopMedTalk | A step between a simple monitor and a fully automated system 11/23/2020
TopMedTalk | A step between a simple monitor and a fully automated system This piece focuses upon goal directed fluid therapy, with an automated system, for decision support; "a step between a simple monitor and a fully automated system". The "proof of concept" paper we highlight towards the end of the podcast, "Feasibility of closed-loop titration of norepinephrine infusion in patients undergoing moderate - and high-risk surgery" has now been published and can be found here: This paper here "Perioperative goal directed therapy using automated closed-loop fluid management: the future?" is also referenced: You may also find this piece, which our guest is also part of, here interesting: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Alexandre Joosten, Anesthetist at Hospital Erasme.
info_outline Periop SIG | Updates in cardiac devices Part 2 11/22/2020
Periop SIG | Updates in cardiac devices Part 2 "Updates in cardiac devices, Part 2" was a talk originally given at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019. This piece is focused upon transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices. "A balloon valvular plasti in comparison to a TAVI is 90% of the risk, 10% of the gain" you're trading one problem with another, argues our speaker. Find out more about ANZCA here: Presented by Dr Karl Poon, TAVI specialist at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Physician Proctor, Edwards LifeSciences, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland Interventional cardiologist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane.
info_outline Periop SIG | Updates in cardiac devices, Part 1 11/21/2020
Periop SIG | Updates in cardiac devices, Part 1 "Updates in cardiac devices, Part 1" was a talk originally given at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019. This piece is a look at some of the new technology which looks set to become more widely used. A leadless pacemaker is a small implantable "bullet like" device that sends electrical pulses to the heart whenever it senses that the heartbeat is too slow. Also new implantable cardioverter defibrillators are discussed as are implantable cardiac monitors. There is also discussion regarding cardiac resynchronization therapy. The TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope is here: The CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure System: Find out more about ANZCA here: Presented by Dr Stephen Pavia, Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at The Wesley Hopsital.
info_outline POCAPALOOZA | Hong Kong 11/20/2020
POCAPALOOZA | Hong Kong The POCAPALOOZA, a celebration of perioperative care that went around the world in the wake of EBPOM 2020. "Early intervention and people taking it seriously is a big thing" The conversation evolves as our guest speaks to the realities of moving internationally to pursue your career in medicine. Can a truly global perspective better position the medical community when it comes to international co-operation? The World Congress of Anaesthesiologists is here: Also, what's the future of medical conferencing in the world of COVID 19 and the global pandemic? Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Mike Irwin, Professor, Head and Chief of Service, Anaesthesiology Hong Kong University, Gleneagles Hospital.
info_outline AANA | Opioids: Pain, Euphoria, and a New Surgical Complication. Are Your Patients Safe? 11/19/2020
AANA | Opioids: Pain, Euphoria, and a New Surgical Complication. Are Your Patients Safe? "4-10% of opioid naïve patients will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after surgery" Opioids are good for pain control but there's another issue, they also numb emotional pain. How do we responsibly deal with this? It's important to remember: "When you give patients high doses, you're putting them at risk". Long term listeners will recall TopMedTalk spent the best part of our launch year on this topic. If you're one of our many new listeners please use this huge resource of podcasts to help update your practice and cut down unnecessary risk: "We should be minimizing opioids every chance we can", if you want to cut straight to our groundbreaking talk on opioid free anesthesia please go here: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Jennifer Lanzillotta-Rangeley, CRNA, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
info_outline EBPOM London 2020 | The Business Case for Prehabilitation 11/18/2020
EBPOM London 2020 | The Business Case for Prehabilitation "It was successful early on within the National Health Service.. [because] you could eliminate the cost of some unhelpful, unnecessary tests... referrals to other "-ologists"... in our system that works, because more work is just more work. It's not more money." Is the business case for prehabilitation a "slam dunk", as some enthusiasts claim? If so how do you measure value versus volume, is value always a subjective term and can the balance between the two be addressed? How does the NHS's "internal market" compare to the US's fee for service environment? Furthermore, where are the sensible limits of prehabilitation, how far do we take it before we move forward to an operation? This piece has been available to EBPOM London attendees since it was first recorded in the earlier part of the year. For exclusive access to other similar pieces now and in the future please visit Presented by Monty Mythen and Kay Mitchell, Senior Research Manager for critical care research, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton, UK, with their guests, David Selwyn, Deputy Medical Director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Director of The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC), Sol Aronson, tenured Professor, Duke University and 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 Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
info_outline TopMedTalks to ... | Maurizio Cecconi 11/17/2020
TopMedTalks to ... | Maurizio Cecconi This piece focuses on intensive care, the use of data and the future of fluid therapy research and its related physiological outcomes. The article mentioned in this podcast is here: "Perioperative haemodynamic therapy for major gastrointestinal surgery: the effect of a Bayesian approach to interpreting the findings of a randomised controlled trial" https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/3/e024256 Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Maurizio Cecconi, Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Humanitas Research Hospital; President-elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) for 2020-2021, Chair Division of Scientific Affairs at ESICM; Director of the Master in Patient Blood Management at Humanitas University. -- Like this, want more? Rupert Pearse, one of the co-authors of the above article, was interviewed on TopMedTalk here:
info_outline EBPOM Chicago 2020 | Frailty, Brain Health and Perioperative Cognitive Dysfunction 11/16/2020
EBPOM Chicago 2020 | Frailty, Brain Health and Perioperative Cognitive Dysfunction "Cognitive testing has been in the news ... there are recommendations for keeping pets mentally sound by implementing nutritional modifications, regular exercise and mental stimulation, we should certainly think about providing the same support to our geriatric patients." What does the latest research say about this vital issue? How is frailty defined? What's the clinical impact of preoperative cognitive dysfunction? Presented by Angela Bader, MD, MPH Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also the founding director of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation. For more on this subject check out this piece here:
info_outline EBPOM Highlight | SNAP-2 - EPICCS 11/15/2020
EBPOM Highlight | SNAP-2 - EPICCS The 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care after Surgery (SNAP-2 - EPICCS) study launched in March 2017 around the UK. More than 2,200 investigators at more than 250 sites across the UK were signed up to take part. The observational study collected data on all patients undergoing inpatient surgery during a one-week period (21 March to 27 March) in UK NHS hospitals. The website is here: This talk explains the study and its far reaching implications. Another talk on SNAP-2 is available here: Presented by Ramani Moonesinghe, Professor of Perioperative Medicine at University College London (UCL).
info_outline EBPOM Chicago 2020 | Anemia Management 11/14/2020
EBPOM Chicago 2020 | Anemia Management "Studies suggest that even three fourths of patients may be anemic when they present for surgery and many of these patients are previously undiagnosed" This common problem is known to cause issues both within the perioperative period and beyond. How can we manage this condition and where does the latest data lead us? Following a presentation there is a panel discussion featuring questions from the EBPOM Chicago audience. Check out to find out how you can attend our online conferences. Make sure you also check out the article mentioned in this piece here: If you enjoyed this piece we suggest you go here next: TopMedTalk | Iron Man vs Anemia Presented by Monty Mythen with Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Chair for Perioperative Clinical Practice at Northwestern University and Jeanna Blitz, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of the Preoperative Anesthesia and Surgery Screening Clinic, Director of Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
info_outline EBPOM Chicago | Methadone use in Perioperative Medicine 11/13/2020
EBPOM Chicago | Methadone use in Perioperative Medicine This talk examines the rationale for using methadone in our surgical patient population, reviews clinical trials that assess the effect of intraoperative methadone on post operative outcomes and discusses some unanswered questions related to the administration of this long acting opioid in the perioperative period. Presented by Glenn Murphy, Jeffery S. Vender Chair of Anesthesiology Research and Education and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Research at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. For more on the "opioid sparing opioid" go here:
info_outline AANA | Caring for the transgender patient 11/12/2020
AANA | Caring for the transgender patient This piece is a much needed contribution to a conversation about how we should be caring for the transgender patient within the scope of perioperative care. Our guest's excellent article, “Anesthesia Inclusive Practices Amidst Adversity: Caring for the Transgender Patient”, is here: The NHS's guidelines are here: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Jose Castillo, PhD, CRNA Faculty, Texas Wesleyan University, AANA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
info_outline Periop SIG 2019 | A physician’s perspective 11/11/2020
Periop SIG 2019 | A physician’s perspective How does an experienced physician, health service changer, improver and researcher see the process of re-engineering perioperative care pathways? What are the challenges we face when we try to rework or improve the culture of an institution? How do we tackle common issues, which nowadays seem less acceptable, such as delirium? This piece is part of a series of talks regarding "re-engineering perioperative care pathways" which were given during the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019 Presented by Professor Alison Mudge, Conjoint Professor of Medicine, Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine.
info_outline EBPOM 2019 | Overview of perioperative smoking cessation 11/10/2020
EBPOM 2019 | Overview of perioperative smoking cessation 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 smoking cessation techniques in the perioperative setting? How do we manage to start, ideally, six weeks before surgery? What is the latest thinking on the neuro psychiatric consequences of smoking cessation? How useful is the Fagerstrom test of nicotine dependence? What about "vaping", is it better than smoking from a perioperative perspective? Presented by David Yates, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at York Teaching Hospital, set up one of the UK’s first Perioperative Medicine Services in York, Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Clinical Lead for the Yorkshire & Humber Comprehensive Research Network.
info_outline TopMedTalks to ... | Michelle Chew 11/09/2020
TopMedTalks to ... | Michelle Chew "Excellent teamwork"; the key to good outcomes. This piece features an in depth discussion of post operative acute kidney injury (AKI), are there fresh approaches we can take? Could more data help us? The conversation then moves to myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS). What should our thoughts be as regards postoperative troponin levels? Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Michelle Chew, Professor, Senior Consultant, Faculty of Medicine, Linköping University; Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH; Associate Professor, Consultant, Department of Anaestheisa and Intensive Care Medicine, Hallands Sjukhus Halmstad.
info_outline Prato | Gender and racial diversity 11/08/2020
Prato | Gender and racial diversity This piece focuses on the work of our guest and her impact upon the crucial area of gender and racial diversity in the US Anesthesia and Critical Care Workforce. How can we advocate for diversity within this field? What do we make of the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) charter? Can social media help to raise awareness and build communities that can tackle these issues? Also in this piece we discuss Implementation Science, the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies into routine health care and public health settings. More about Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) here: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guest Meghan Fall-Lane, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation; and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
info_outline COVID 19 | How you can protect yourself 11/07/2020
COVID 19 | How you can protect yourself “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 an edited highlight of a fascinating conversation with a TopMedTalk favorite. 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 Desiree Chappell with her guest Paul Wischmeyer, Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Duke University.
info_outline EBPOM 2019 | Delivery of Prehabilitation, panel discussion 11/06/2020
EBPOM 2019 | Delivery of Prehabilitation, panel discussion How do we convince patients that prehabilitation is safe? What forms of certification are available for the accreditation of a balanced multidisciplinary team? How do you monitor home based patients? How do we tap into the wider 'exercise industry' on behalf of perioperative prehabilitation? Panel discussion, featuring; Daniel Santa Mina, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto & Scientist in ELLICSR at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Stefan van Rooijen, surgical resident in Maxima Medical Center, The Netherlands, lecturer at the first Health Innovation School (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and Reshape innovation), Surgical resident, Department of Surgery at Maxima Medical Center (ANIOS); Gerard Danjoux, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Ken Van Someren, Director KvS Performance Ltd. This piece follows on from the presentation to be found here:
info_outline AANA | Substance Use Disorder - Peer Support: An Empathetic Information Resource 11/05/2020
AANA | Substance Use Disorder - Peer Support: An Empathetic Information Resource "I know how to manage pain medication [...] addiction was the absolute last thing that would happen to me". This podcast helps tackle the difficult subject of Substance Use Disorder in healthcare practitioners. How do we, from a caring and helpful perspective, address this issue either within ourselves or others? This piece was part of our coverage of The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago, Illinois. Check out the AANA here: The Peer Assistance section of the AANA's website is here: The phone number we share in the podcast is: (800) 654-5167 Furthermore there is an interesting article about Parkdale here: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests, Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA Assistant Program Director at Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia and Rodrigo Garcia, CEO Parkdale; APN, MSN, CRNA, MBA.
info_outline TopMedTalk | POQI 5 - Fluid Management 11/04/2020
TopMedTalk | POQI 5 - Fluid Management The Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) is a vital part of the process needed to more widely implement sensible practice which, using a clear evidence base, provides better value care with more positive outcomes for the patient. POQI continues to provide its work in an attempt to clarify fundamental concepts in perioperative care. The fact this one focuses upon fluid management makes it particularly appropriate in these times. Link to the paper: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guests Tim Miller, Professor of Anesthesiology from Duke University Medical Centre and Greg Martin Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine Like this, want more? Try our popular in depth series "Fluid Matters" TopMedTalk provides world leading information about perioperative medicine like this every day. Dr Greg Martin's deeper dive into these issues is here:
info_outline Anaesthesia 2019 | The Clinical Trials Network and Optimising Shared Decision Making 11/03/2020
Anaesthesia 2019 | The Clinical Trials Network and Optimising Shared Decision Making We begin with a conversation about The UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network, their website is here: This piece focuses on the Optimising Shared decision-makIng for high-RIsk major Surgery (OSIRIS) programme. Shared decision making can be very challenging when we're not sure what the risks are and older patients with chronic diseases often make very different decisions when informed. How do we make this process more evidence based? How do we better understand this group and communicate with them? Are there technological answers to these questions? If you'd like to see the OSIRIS section there here's the link: You can find the OSIRIS website here: Recorded at Anaesthesia 2019; where world-renowned experts presented the latest advances in perioperative medicine, critical care and pain medicine. Presented by Monty Mythen with Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southampton and Rupert Pearse, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London.