What are the known challenges for patients and practitioners who face anemia preoperatively? How do you set up and run an anemia clinic? Is there any need for this to be considered an essential part of the perioperative process?

This piece follows on from a presentation regarding how to set up and run an anemia clinic, follow this link here to hear that presentation: https://topmedtalk.libsyn.com/how-to-set-up-and-run-a-perioperative-anemia-clinic-ebpom-chicago

For more on this topic listen to our popular podcast “Iron Man vs Anemia” which also features Toby Richards: https://www.topmedtalk.com/topmedtalk-iron-man-vs-anemia-2/

Chaired by Feyce M. Peralta, obstetrical anesthesiologist, Program Director for the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship and Director of Faculty Development for the Department of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with guest speaker, Professor Bobbi Jean Sweitzer, The Associate Chair for Clinical Perioperative Practice, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and panel members Toby Richards, Professor, Anaesthesia Teaching & Research Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Central Clinical School, Monash University, Obianuju Okocha medical director of the preoperative clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago & Frank Loughnane, Consultant Anaesthesiologist Cork University Hospital, Clinical lead for orthopaedic elective and trauma anaesthesia, Joint Clinical lead for pre-operative assessment, Clinical lecturer University College Cork.