This piece discusses how the contributors are driving better perioperative care in their clinics; the importance of getting patient records in advance; ERAS for obstetrics; challenging opioid use with the multimodal pain management; shared decision making in pain management; the importance of clear communication pathways and patient literacy.

This podcast features Desiree Chappell interviewing; Dr Ellen Flanagan, anaesthesiologist and medical director at the Duke preoperative assessment testing clinic, Dr Attila Kett, anaesthesiologist and Chairman at St Peter’s University Hospital at New Jersey and Lynn Reede, CRNA and chief clinical officer at the (AANA) American Association of Nurse Anaesthetists.