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Jul 22, 2019

A conversation about ASER fluid management; NPO; preop drinks and keeping the i.v down.

Monty Mythen is presenting with his guest Dr Scott Brudney, Professor, Departments of Anaesthesiology and Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Jun 24, 2019

How widespread are misconceptions about delirium within your surgical team? Do you and your colleagues know how to recognise it? If so, how does your definition compare with the actual definition you can find in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)?

This piece suggests more work needs to...

Jun 10, 2019

This piece looks at the various pain strategies open to a perioperative practitioner. What drugs are best to use, in line with the latest research and a wider understanding of the long term needs of a patient?

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Jun 3, 2019

What's the current thinking on pain management and the 'opioid crisis'? On reflection were people wrong to emphasise the message that 'pain is the fifth vital sign'? How did 'pain management' instead become 'opioid management'?
The UK has had a slightly different ride to the US in this respect, although not without...

May 27, 2019

What simple things can we do in the operating room which might make a difference to the issue of post operative delirium? Should preoperative sedation be, generally speaking, withheld from people over 60? How do we explain the risks of this procedure to those who need it?
Also - are we seeing a rise in post operative...