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Perioperative medicine: OVERVIEW

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists interested in Perioperative Medicine to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.


Perioperative Care and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery. Research review. July 2017

A discussion between Prof Andrew Hill (Colorectal Surgeon) and Dr Nick Lightfoot (Anaesthestist) at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand (July, 2017).

The discussion centres on principles of Perioperative Care and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, and will be of interest to all healthcare professionals involved in the surgical process. 

  • Part 1 – Introduction
  • Part 2 – Who should lead perioperative care?
  • Part 3 – Prof Henrik Kehlet’s approach to perioperative care
  • Part 4 – Are perioperative care programmes too complicated?
  • Part 5 – Key elements in a local ERAS programme
  • Part 6 - Summary

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Perioperative Medicine SIG

For more information about this Special Interest Group (SIG), including information about recommended courses and details about Fellowships for trainees, please visit the Perioperative Medicine page or the Anaesthesia Continuing Education website.

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