Periop Medicine SIG 18 | Australia and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy Audit – Quality Improvement

This piece is a fascinating overview of Australia and New Zealand’s Emergency Laparotomy Audit – Quality Improvement (ANZELA-QI). It works as an update on the initiative, provides all the background you need including explanations regarding, structure, organisation and additional support as well as answering key questions such as: Do we need it? How do you…

EBPOM Highlight 1.26 | ERAS in Obstetric Surgery

“ERAS in Obstetric Surgery” – was originally streamed live from the Charles Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas, during EBPOM-USA 2019 on www.topmedtalk.com Hear this excellent talk, for free, on this podcast. If you’d like to attend an event like this ensure your next click is here: www.ebpom.org/meetings This piece is presented by Attila Kett, anaesthesiologist and…

Desiree’s Roundtable | What is the Perioperative Medicine Summit?

We learn more about what the Perioperative medicine summit is and have a quick fire review of the current literature related to Perioperative Medicine. Discussions in this piece include the use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs, Hypotension, the Measurement of Exercise Tolerance before Surgery (METS) Trial and the improving fortunes of asprin. The SPAQI website…

TopMedTalks to … | Paul Grant

This piece ploughs into some of the academic papers that have provoked discussion recently in the perioperative community. We discuss the following papers: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30552274 Increased Postoperative Glucose Variability Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29975266 Effect of A1C…

POET 3.04 | Is paternalism always bad?

Shared decision making is key to any perioperative enhancement team, this piece is a fascinating debate between various interesting positions. For more on the (Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health) POSH clinic mentioned in this piece look here: https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/geriatrics/patient-care/duke-perioperative-optimization-senior-health Presented by Monty Mythen with his guest Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University…

SCA | Davinder Ramisingh

Live from ‘The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists’ (SCA) annual conference, 2019, the TopMedTalk team takes you right to the heart of the debate. Presented by Desiree Chappell with Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Anesthesiology and their guest Davinder Ramsingh, Director of Research and Perioperative Ultrasound at Loma Linda University…

Anaesthesia 2019 | Fitter, Better, Sooner

Live from Anaesthesia 2019, on day two of the conference; a ‘must-attend event’ for the specialty where world-renowned experts present the latest advances in perioperative medicine, critical care and pain medicine. The “Fitter, Better, Sooner” toolkit can be found here: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/fitterbettersooner The excellent video we mention is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NMHMX-nFgY Presented by Nick Margerrison with his…