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Jul 26, 2017

The team begin with a fascinating discussion regarding statistics and the assessment of risk. The generalised risks of
surgery and the way in which NELA (National Emergency Laparotomy Audit) data may soon make it possible to work out
specific odds for a specific patient.

Handling modifiable risk factors; how do we get...

Jul 26, 2017

This discussion, recorded on day one of EBPOM 2017, a truly international gathering with many countries represented. The  Intraoperative hypotension is discussed. New information regarding cognitive function for patients raises big questions. Should shared decision making be re-evaluated?
The team then discuss the...

Jul 26, 2017

Discussion includes a recap of the last few podcasts.

Desiree Chappell joins us to update the team on 'the opioid crisis'; 50 overdoses in a twenty hour period reported in Kentucky? Can a perioperative multimodal approach to pain management help tackle it? How important is managing patient expectations as regards...

Jul 26, 2017

In this piece you will hear more discussion regarding the POQI papers, a growing concensus on goal directed fluid therapy and the move away from opioids. One of the big stories, The American College of Surgeons's announcement that ERAS is to be rolled out to more than 750 hospitals, is also discussed.

The POQI...

Jul 26, 2017

ASER 2017 a “truly multidisciplinary conference” and "one of the best ones yet"; looking to continue to increase membership and push further education; taking on the challenge of applying new ideas on site; the challenge of reaching both surgeons and anaesthetists; tips for people trying to engage multidisciplinary...