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Jun 20, 2019

How should you manage anaemia as part of the perioperative process? Preoperative anaemia has a variable effect on outcomes, how should it be managed? Given the data, should we adopt different tactics for women and men?

This piece gets into the substance of the debate with clear evidence based suggestions which you can...

Jun 13, 2019

What is the perioperative chain? What are the opportunities we have to strengthen the links in the chain? Using an evidence based approach this talk gives you a summary of key areas where you can strengthen your practice and bring better patient outcomes alongside reduced cancellations.

Presented by Kerin Fielding,...

Jun 6, 2019

"Perioperative shared decision making, does it exist?" - this engaging and provocative talk challenges perioperative practitioners to consider the realities of the life choices being made, sometimes at the bedside.

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May 30, 2019

This piece is a fascinating overview of Australia and New Zealand's Emergency Laparotomy Audit - Quality Improvement (ANZELA-QI). It works as an update on the initiative, provides all the background you need including explanations regarding, structure, organisation and additional support as well as answering key...

May 23, 2019

This piece is a chance to hear how and why an emergency laparotomy can work as part of the perioperative process. Ideally perioperative medicine involves preparation, consideration, shared decision making and 'enhanced recovery'; which of these elements can be incorporated into a procedure which is unplanned? Can...