Periop SIG18 | Two sides to the coin: medical administrator; colorectal surgeon

This piece gives an insight into how the insights of an ex-colorectal surgeon can be blended with the understandings of a medical administrator; how can those two roles work together and understand each other more? There’s a useful Perioperative Coach segment which outlines “Stop Bang” here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/periop-coach-3-02-stop-bang-identifying-obstructive-sleep-apnea/ There’s a link to the slides here: http://www.anzca.edu.au/documents/03-bruce-waxman_two-sides-to-the-coin.pdf…

EBPOM Highlight | Insights from the UK Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme

What is ‘knowledge mobilisation’? What’s the difference between data used for quality assurance and data used for quality improvement? What’s important to patients? Does compettition and publicly reporting data actually help anyone other than those who are already leading in their field? Can league tables lead to a ‘culture of blame’? ‘We need to spend…

Desiree’s Roundtable | Do we share an interest in Enhanced Recovery?

What is the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Shared Interest Group (SIG)? How does it relate to the advancement of perioperative medicine? TopMedTalk was at the American Association of Nurse Anaesthetists (AANA) 2018 conference in Boston, check the podcast timeline for more, or click here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/?s=AANA Desiree Chappell speaks with her guests, Josh Newman Lead…

EBPOM 2019 | Malnutrition and functional capacity

This piece is taken from the free papers presentations given at EBPOM 2019. Malnutrition and functional capacity; what is the effect of multimodal prehabilitation? What can the six minute walk test really show us? Does nutritional status predict preoperative change in a six minute walk test in colorectal cancer patients following a prehabilitation programme? Presented…

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,…