This piece is a chance to hear more about the work of our guest, who made a big impact as a guest on a recent edition of TopMedTalk:

The Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) is here:

This piece covers cerebral oximetry with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), often used during the perioperative period of cardiovascular operations.

Article here:

“American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on the Role of Neuromonitoring in Perioperative Outcomes”

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Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Robert Thiele, Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering, Division Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology, Board of Directors, University Physicians Group, University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has a background in engineering and has been using technology to improve education since his residency in 2008. He is co-founder of which lead to the development of Self-Study, and also authored one of the first iBooks focused on cardiac and critical care ultrasound.