“And the good news is that we may or may not have an answer to this fluid debate that’s been running now for 25 years…”

The Great Fluid Debate is a popular fixture at Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and this year that was once again the case. Are we genuinely starting to see evidence based practice emerging and finally knocking “eminence based” notions off the shelf?

Presented by Monty Mythen and starting with a short presentation from Professor John A Myburgh, Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales; Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for Global Health and Senior Intensive Care Physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney. He holds honorary Professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

This piece is then complimented by a debate and discussion featuring Desiree Chappell, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Vice President of Clinical Quality for NorthStar Anesthesia and Andy Shaw, Chairman, Department of Intensive Care and Resuscitation at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. With further questions from the audience.