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Oct 31, 2018

Recorded before a live audience this piece continues the question and answer session from parts one and two.

Epidurals versus plane blocks, what do you choose and why? Is there a potential for decrease in fasting times for clear fluids to further enhance recovery? Where can Enhanced Recovery (ER) protocol templates be...


Oct 30, 2018

What is the balance of risks and benefits related to regional anaesthesia? Does the short term use of opioids really contribute to the opioid crisis? What are the benefits of "opioid sparing" when held against "opioid free"? When it comes to regional anaesthesia, what kind of benefits should we expect beyond...


Oct 29, 2018

Recorded before a live audience this Q&A session was recorded at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) at a specially hosted dinner where both those in attendance and the online audience could submit questions.
 
This discussion is about Enhanced Recovery (ER) and lowering tolerance of...


Oct 28, 2018

Where is perioperative medicine as a specialty in the US? How do frail patients benefit from the perioperative process? Age and physical fitness are important factors when deciding if you're going to put a patient through major surgery, how do these factors allow us to differentiate between those who are likely to have...


Oct 27, 2018

Obstetrics might seem the natural place for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Which components of Enhanced Recovery apply the most to a procedure such as a Caesarian section (C-section)?
 
Differences between obstetrics in the UK and the US are discussed. The addictive qualities of oxycodone are discussed...