Perioperative enhancement teams have been a theme on TopMedTalk for years. This program, part two of two, goes into more detail around what could be the crucial next steps for your institution as it distinguishes itself from the pack with excellent value based care instead of excessive volume driven disasters.

In this program we cover the importance of prehabilitation, the need for respect in a multidisciplinary team, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), a centre for geriatric surgery and palliative care and perioperative smoking cessation clinics.

Further listening:

Olle Ljungqvist, Prof. of Surgery, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Örebro University Hospital & Karolinska Institute, Sweden and Franco Carli, Prof. MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, McGill University, Canada can be found in their original form here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/the-second-annual-prehabilitation-world-congress-part-1/

Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Amir Jaffer, Chief Medical Officer, New York Presbyterian/ Queens feature here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/perioperative-medicine-summit-2019-1-02-amir-jaffer/

John Whittle, assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Centre provides some essential listening on the subject of CPET here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/topmedtalk-cpet-cardio-pulmonary-exercise-testing/

Angela Bader, Vice Chair of Perioperative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital can be heard in full here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/perioperative-medicine-summit-2019-1-03-angela-bader/

James Davis, MD, Duke Smoking Cessation Program, presents and excellent talk here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/part-1-of-3-smoking-kills-more-than-all-addictive-substances-combined-plus-car-accidents/