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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.


Centre for Perioperative Care. Bulletin: a collaborative of specialties to advance patient care. Royal College of Anaesthetists; September 2019.

ArticlesRead the 15-page coverage of the officially launched Centre for Perioperative Care, which outlines its aims, scope and multidisciplinary ethos.

​Berger M, Schenning KJ, Brown CH 4th, Deiner SG, Whittington RA, Eckenhoff RG, Angst MS, et al. Best Practices for Postoperative Brain Health: Recommendations From the Fifth International Perioperative Neurotoxicity Working Group. Anesth Analg. 2018 Oct 9 [Epub ahead of print].

Martinez V, Carles M, Marret E, Beloeil H. Perioperative use of gabapentinoids in france. mismatch between clinical practice and scientific evidence. Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine. 2018;37(1):43-47.

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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