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Nov 13, 2019

This piece gives you a wider perspective on perioperative medicine over the years. How have institutions risen to this challenge and what can we learn from them? How do systems and cultures change over time? When implimenting change have you asked the following questions; Is it scientifically rational? Is it clinically...


Nov 12, 2019

The results of the Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) trial are a huge talking point in the perioperative sphere; this stand alone piece follows on from "EBPOM Conference Highlight | Lessons on EPOCH in the UK".

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Nov 11, 2019

Preoperative risk stratification; what is are the risks and controversies behind preoperative exercise testing and the six minute walk test? This piece looks at the evidence behind both and some practical guidance for informing clinical care.

Does the six minute walk test predict complications? What is the true value...


Nov 10, 2019

Preoperative optimisation and prehabilitation are key areas where your institution can increase value for patients. How do you negotiate the different pitfalls presented by the various core stakeholders?

Smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise; all are proven to help produce better outcomes for a patient. How do we...


Nov 9, 2019

Can artificial intelligence drive new changes in care and the value of big data? We're already comfortable with using tools that help us to do our job better, what are the opportunities and pitfalls related to this new technology?

Are we ready yet for big data? The changes it may cause are staggering but equally; nuance...