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Oct 19, 2018

In no particular order we're playing some of the content that listeners have voted for with their downloads. This episode is one of the top ten most downloaded podcasts we've done so far.

This discussion focuses on the perioperative quality initiative's (POQI) intense focus this year on total body water and electrolytes. How often should we weigh patients to monitor water balance? What can we learn from a real understanding of the circulation of interstitial fluid and lymphatics? What is the role of diuretics for the perioperative practitioner? Also, haemodilution, what should you do if you have a patient with a positive post operative fluid balance and a low haemoglobin? Finally, how do we deal with Sodium balance and Chloride?

Coming from this summer's POQI hosted at Duke University in North Carolina, USA this podcast is presented by Monty Mythen and Henry Howe with their guests Tom Woodcock, an independent consultant in patient safety, medical law and ethics, and Manu Malbrain, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology Vrije University in Brussells.

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