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Feb 18, 2019

The Silver Tsunami is coming, are you prepared to assess the elderly patient? Mature patients present unique and interesting opportunities to perioperative practitioners. New ways of thinking and different approaches are always necessary.

The British Geriatric Society's "Fit For Frailty" is here:

Feb 17, 2019

This piece acts as a great summary of some of the big takaways from the conference this year. Discussion about a hugely successful Enhanced Recovery program at a large community hospital, continued improvements and service line expansion. 
Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests Kim Duggan,...

Feb 16, 2019

How does one go about becoming a Master of Perioperative Medicine? This piece takes a look at the growing movement which all TopMedTalk listeners are at the forefront of. Further debate covers, "NPO after midnight", getting buy in from the institution to practice perioperatively and keeping the momentum going after one...

Feb 16, 2019

Post op respiratory complications are the focus of this piece. How can they be anticipated, detected early and dealt with appropriately? What about objective neuromuscular monitoring? Should you revese every single patient? If so, how do you do it? What about the risk of pulmonary complications?
Presented by Desiree...

Feb 16, 2019

This piece ploughs into some of the academic papers that have provoked discussion recently in the perioperative community.

We discuss the following papers:

Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses.