If we look at the evidence, is there a case for “vascular geriatrics”? Co-managed care in vascular surgery could be a way forward, this talk builds the case for change.

Readmission rates in this group are dissapointing, how do we reasonably tackle this issue? How do we balance questions regarding appropriateness and need for surgery in this area? What about the priorities of the patient, do they align with our aims?

Is it possible there are geriatiricans who are already doing co-management with vascular surgeons? Is it fair to say that vascular surgeons need help the most?

The talk is followed by a short case study regarding the model of care at Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Department of Geriatrics.

Presented by Vasi Naganathan, Academic and Consultant Geriatrician at University of Sydney, Concord Repatriation Hospital, New South Wales, Australia; followed by a second brief ‘case study’ from Christina Norris, Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Department of Geriatrics.

Brought to you by the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand at the 7th annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine.

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims; improve patient safety and outcomes, share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups, develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.

For more information follow this link here: http://www.anzca.edu.au/fellows/special-interest-groups/perioperative-medicine