The focus for the first part of this POCAPALOOZA was Duke University’s PASS clinic.

Find out more about the PASS clinic: https://www.dukehealth.org/locations/duke-pre-anesthesia-testing-center-clinic-2d

“So it’s a new approach to really changing the paradigm from just evaluating a patient and sort of passing that information forward to the receiving team […] rather we take a much more proactive progressive approach to identify those chronic co-morbid conditions and try to bend that curve, we try to modify that which may be modifiable”

If you’ve heard Sol’s passion and want to transform your practice get more detail from these two excellent pieces from Anesthesia and Analgesia here:

Roadmap for Transforming Preoperative Assessment to Preoperative Optimization
https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Abstract/2020/04000/Roadmap_for_Transforming_Preoperative_Assessment.4.aspx?context=FeaturedArticles&collectionId=4

Preoperative Optimization: A Continued Call to Action
https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Citation/2020/04000/Preoperative_Optimization__A_Continued_Call_to.3.aspx

There follows an engaging conversation about prehabilitation, “it’s like Rocky Balboa training to get in the ring”. For more resources here please check this website from the Choosing Widely campaign: https://www.choosingwisely.co.uk/about-choosing-wisely-uk/

Also – regular listeners will be excited to hear our lead presenter Desiree Chappell’s news towards the end of the podcast!

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University and their guests Jeanna D. Blitz, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director, Duke PASS Clinic Director, Perioperative Medicine Fellowship, Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine, Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation trust (UHS), President of the Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society (POETTS) and Mike Grocott Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton.