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
Also - are we seeing a rise in post operative delirium and if
And finally - what should we make of the "triple low" story
where patients with low blood pressure, a low bispectral index, and
a low minimum alveolar concentration of volatile anesthesia are
said to face an increased risk of adverse outcomes?
This piece features Monty Mythen and
Desiree Chappell in conversation with Dan
Cole, professor of clinical anesthesiology at the
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of
California, Los Angeles and former president of the American
Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).