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Dec 31, 2018

Implementing better practice and "ERAS 2.0". The ground up approach of a 'council of nurses' sparks some fascinating debate and discussion. Can a roundtable approach sometimes work better than the traditional hierarchical power structure?

Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guests Dr Ruchir Gupta, medical lead for...


Dec 30, 2018

This piece is a chance to reflect upon the importance of new media within the sphere of medical education. As the run away success of TopMedTalk and other podcasts in this area shows people are hungry to use the unique potential of this medium. Also - how has social media, video casting and live streaming altered the...


Dec 29, 2018

The Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI), which uses a machine learning algorithm to help predict intraoperative hypotension. Regular listeners to www.topmedtalk.com will be familiar with concerns about perioperative hypotension. For those who have just joined us, or anyone who fancies a quick refresher on this issue, it...


Dec 28, 2018

What is a 'micromort'? Even more of a worry, what does ten of them mean? How do we measure and communicate risk to patients? Everyday activities all carry inherent risks, how do we put surgery into a context 'everyday people' can more easily understand?

Professor Monty Mythen presents with guests, Professor Sol Aronson,...


Dec 27, 2018

The piece discussed in this week's Journal Club is called "Acute kidney injury in postoperative shock: is hyperoncotic albumin administration an unrecognized resuscitation risk factor?".

The link is here:

https://perioperativemedicinejournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13741-018-0110-y

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