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Jan 17, 2021

This piece ploughs into some of the academic papers that have provoked discussion 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.


Dec 8, 2020

What is a "Respect Officer"? Why is respect so important in perioperative care? How does improving 'the culture of safety' also help to improve outcomes? Should we be overly concerned about high cancellation rates for surgery? And what are the advantages of a preoperative risk assessment clinic (PRAC)?

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Nov 17, 2020

This piece focuses on intensive care, the use of data and the future of fluid therapy research and its related physiological outcomes.

The article mentioned in this podcast is here: "Perioperative haemodynamic therapy for major gastrointestinal surgery: the effect of a Bayesian approach to interpreting the findings of a...

Sep 9, 2020

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has ambitious targets to limit preventable deaths in healthcare, this piece explains how they intend to reduce them down to zero. They need your help, this is a global movement with an action plan to improve the world in an important but achievable way.

Their website is...

Sep 5, 2020

What is TopMedTalk and how did it come about? Why is perioperative medicine such an inspiration to us? Why is our Editor in Chief such an advocate? What is the opioid crisis?

Broadcaster Nick Margerrison speaks with Monty Mythen our Editor in Chief about TopMedTalk and perioperative medicine.

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