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Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

2016 30 May

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class II according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification ( If additional organ dysfunction is present they are categorised as ASA III. These patients are at increased risk for metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

2016 11 Mar

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available to diagnose it, and its application to perioperative and critically ill patients.Frailty is increasingly recognised as a potential contributor to patient outcome during an episode of critical illness. However, there is currently no consensus definition or assessment tool. Two main... Read more

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Study: Medication Errors Common in Surgery

2015 27 Oct

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in 1 out of 2 surgeries studied and in 5 percent of observed drug administrations. Their study of 277 operations at MGH also found that a third of the errors resulted in adverse drug events or harm to patients. The findings were presented... Read more

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Perioperative Surgical Home: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

2015 27 Oct

In its second year of implementation, the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care led to improved quality of care and more cost savings for knee or hip replacement patients at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. The findings, presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting, show that the PSH is a viable and beneficial... Read more

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Anaesthesia Impacts Perioperative Risk and Outcomes

2014 24 Nov

Anaesthesiologists play a vital role in perioperative care. In recent decades, the risks associated with anaesthetic care have been dramatically reduced. However, anaesthesia takes centre stage among acute healthcare services, and from a patient's perspective, anaesthesia-specific risks cannot be meaningfully isolated from perioperative and peri-interventional... Read more

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New Nursing Model For Adolescent Surgery Patients

2014 09 Jun

A new model of nursing care provides recommendations specific to the needs of young adults undergoing surgical procedures. The Adolescent Perioperative System Stability Model addresses the ways, in which patients between the ages of 18 and 21 deal with anxiety and stress before surgery, that can adversely affect the perioperative experience. Since adolescents... Read more

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Anaesthetists Guidelines Supports LiDCO’s Multi Modal Monitoring Strategy

2014 03 Feb

Lidco Group Plc, the cardiovascular monitoring company, welcomes the publication of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (‘AAGBI’) guidelines for the perioperative care of the elderly and a paper from Dr David Green and colleagues at Kings College Hospital. The recommendations within the AAGBI guidelines and the direct experience... Read more

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