16-17 May 2019
Age Anaesthesia Association Scientific Meeting 2019
Mon 3 June 2019
Perioperative Medicine Roadshow: Bristol
The Bristol Golf Club
Almondsbury BS10 7TP
11The importance of pain management in perioperative outcomes
01 April 2019
Recent focus by leading experts on enhanced recovery after surgery has been on not only a patient-specific but also a procedure-specific approach to analgesia in the perioperative period. Analgesic planning should begin at the earliest possible opportunity, not least to adequately counsel patients about what their anaesthetic will likely entail.
01 Feb 2019
Discusses recent evidence for the effectiveness of perioperative exercise programmes in reducing complications.
20 Dec 2018
Discusses evidence for and against stopping renin-angiotensin-aldosterone antagonists perioperatively in cardiac and non cardiac surgery.
8Assessing volume status and fluid responsiveness in critical care
01 Oct 2018
Although insufficient and excessive resuscitation are both associated with worse clinical outcomes, most decisions regarding fluid therapy are still made empirically.
The quintessential questions in fluid resuscitation are what the current state of the patient’s intravascular volume is and whether the patient’s physiological variables will improve if he/she receives continued fluid resuscitation or a fluid bolus?
7Smoking and surgery
08 Mar 2018
Smoking prevalence is decreasing but remains common: in 2014 17% of adults were current smokers compared to 50% in 1974 (Action on Smoking and Health, 2017). As smoking is conclusively harmful, acute care providers are advised to provide support and advice for smoking cessation (NICE, 2013). Preoperative clinics offer an opportunity to modify patient behaviour prior to surgery.