TopMedTalks to … | Houman Javedan

The Silver Tsunami is coming, are you prepared to assess the elderly patient? Mature patients present unique and interesting opportunities to perioperative practitioners. New ways of thinking and different approaches are always necessary. The British Geriatric Society’s “Fit For Frailty” is here: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/resource-series/fit-for-frailty Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Houman Javedan,…

EBPOM 2019 | Multimodal prehabilitation to prevent postoperative delerium and other complications in elderly patients after elective major abdominal surgery.

Can delirium, the most frequent complication in an elderly patient, be tackled with multimodal prehabilitation? This piece explains how that challenge is being investigated at the moment. It was originally one of the EBPOM 2019 Free Papers. A link to the paper is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6564537/ Presented by Ties Lukas Janssen, General Surgery Resident at Amphia…

Periop SIG18 | Management of anti-thrombotics: Fast-track warfarin reversal

This piece gives you information that will empower you when using Warfarin in the perioperative period. How should you sensibly balance bleeding and thrombotic risk? Anti-coagulants are increasing in number, what are the principles behind them which we should learn? An understanding of patient, procedure and type of drug being used is essential, are there…

EBPOM 2019 | The INSPIRE trial; reducing post-op pulmonary complications

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of INSPIRatory musclE training (IMT) for reducing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC): a sham-controlled randomised controlled trial (RCT) (INSPIRE). This piece is a concise guide to the method and thinking behind the trial. Presented by Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Southampton, Consultant in Perioperative…

EBPOM Highlight | Academic Health Science Networks – opportunity knocks

Formed five years ago, the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in England are driving innovation and speeding up the process of implimenting and discovering improvement in institutions. This piece explains how that occured and what we can all learn from it. Presented by Natasha Curran, pain medicine University College London Hospital (UCLH) and Medical Director…

TopMedTalks to … | Lynn Reede

How is the AANA facilitating the care of patients? How can you make a patient a ‘partner in safety’? How do we coordinate so many disaparate systems of information and care? Patient records and data ownership is discussed, as is Paul Upton’s excellent interview on TopMedTalk regarding “My Preop”. The original piece is here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/my-pre-op-empowering-patients-before-surgery/…