21Intraoperative hypotension and perioperative outcomes
01 Dec 2020
Intraoperative hypotension is associated with adverse outcomes. Although a causal relationship is yet to be fully established, proactive management of vulnerable patients and use of bispectral index monitoring is recommended to avoid deep anaesthesia.
21Preoperative education: making every contact count
01 Feb 2020
Patient education is an important part of obtaining informed consent, but can also be used to educate patients about how to prepare for surgery and help them take responsibility for their own health to reduce their risk of perioperative complications.
20Perioperative care of the pregnant patient for non-obstetric surgery
01 October 2020
Surgery during pregnancy poses clinical and ethical challenges. Although the patient is the priority, fetal wellbeing needs to be considered, while physiological, anatomical and pharmacological changes within the parturient must be accounted for.
19Regional anaesthesia and perioperative medicine
01 August 2020
Regional anaesthesia is effective at reducing pain and opioid consumption during the early postoperative period. This increases patient satisfaction and reduces many of the negative psychological and physiological sequelae associated with surgical stress.
18Postoperative nausea and vomiting
01 June 2020
Nausea and vomiting after surgery is common and can be both unpleasant and lead to an array of other adverse patient effects. Identification of high-risk patients and targeted prophylaxis can reduce its incidence and associated complications.