TopMedTalk has recently engaged with a large number of new listeners, we are delighted to have you join our family of perioptimists! This piece works as a primer, it explains what lies at the core of the world’s favorite perioperative medicine podcast; enhanced recovery. What is it? How do you implement it? What are its core principles?

If you’ve never heard TopMedTalk before but you are a medical practitioner this piece is a great place to start; if you’re already onboard it will be a welcome refresher regarding the ideas we all gather around daily.

How widespread is enhanced recovery after surgery and, perhaps more importantly, how widespread are its principles? Are patients living the drinking, eating and mobilising early on and so “living the (drink, eat, mobilise) dream?”.

The “POWER” study “Association Between Use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol and Postoperative Complications in Colorectal Surgery: The Postoperative Outcomes Within Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol (POWER) Study” is here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31066889/

The App Store has our app here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/topmedtalk/id1438159784

Google Play has it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.topmedtalk.android.medtalk&hl=en_GB

There is a recent conversation with Henrik Kehlet here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/topmedtalk-henrik-kehlet-and-nick-scott/

There’s also a recent one with Angela Bader here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/covid-19-angela-bader-the-need-for-end-of-life-conversations/

Our famous Bill Clinton piece is here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/sunday-special-bill-clinton-at-the-world-patient-safety-science-technology-summit-2/

The excellent Chris Snowden piece we mention is here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/dingle-2019-the-opportunity-in-variability/

(Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) ERAS Guidelines are here “Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac SurgeryEnhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations” : https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2732511?guestAccessKey=04f7090d-122c-4e94-a46f-22e49dab7c51

The Perioperative Quality Initiative is here: https://thepoqi.org/

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