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Jan 11, 2022

This deep dive into interoperative hypotension provides an essential update on this area. Does the cause of hypotension reveal more about the specifics of the condition and therefore treatments? How can we understand what it is that we are doing well when it comes to prevention?

Presented by Desiree Chappell and...


Dec 20, 2021

What are the known challenges for patients and practitioners who face anemia preoperatively? How do you set up and run an anemia clinic? Is there any need for this to be considered an essential part of the perioperative process?

This piece follows on from a presentation regarding how to set up and run an anemia clinic,...


Dec 13, 2021

"Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine started about 10 years ago to advertise important aspects of medicine ... their number one recommendation was to not proceed with elective surgery in patients with properly diagnosed and correctable anemia, until the anemia has been...


Dec 6, 2021

Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) ... 'a variation of pulse oximetry; it transmits red and infrared light into tissue' measures information from arterial venous and capillary blood simultaneously to deduce tissue saturation; an aggregate estimate of arteriovenous capillary blood and whatever tissue you're shining the...


Nov 22, 2021

"We have seen a very significant transition (in respiratory care) through COVID"

What have we learned about how to treat lung and breathing issues over the last few years? Away from alarming headlines and looking instead at data - is there a consensus on how COVID-19 should be treated? How has ventilation improved and...