Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group

Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group

OBJECTIVE

1. To improve patient safety and outcomes 

2. To share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups

3. To develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups

   

EVENTS

The Perioperative SIG in association with The Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons

"Cancer surgery and perioperative medicine: Prehab to rehab"
November 2-4, 2017, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Sydney

Registrations will open in May. For further details, please contact Kirsty O'Connor or +61 3 8517 5332 or koconnor@anzca.edu.au

ACTIVITIES

2017 Business meeting

The Perioperative Medicine SIG will hold a business meeting on Wednesday May 4 following the SIG session from 3-3.30pm

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Advance CPR decision-making in the hospital setting

The Government of Western Australia Department of Health have created a number of resources to support these discussions.

Videos: 

Part A  

Part B

Part C

 

Advance CPR decision-making - Facilitators Guide

Appendix 1 - Decision making framework

Appendix 2 - CPR survival rates

Appendix 3 - Two questions

Appendix 4 - Recommended language

 

Perioperative Medicine - The Pathway to Better Surgical Care

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Animated Film

Vision Document

Website

 

Journal watch

Journal watch provides a list of topical and relevant literature in the field of perioperative medicine. 

 

Article of the month


Effect of prehabilitation on objectively measured physical fitness after neoadjuvant treatment in preoperative rectal cancer patients: a blinded interventional pilot study. West et al, 2014.

 

Other recent articles of interest include:

 

• POISE 2: Aspirin in Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery NEJM March 2014 

This trial examines the substantial variability in the perioperative administration of aspirin in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. It looks at those patients who are already on aspirin and those who are not.

 

• Elderly and Frailty Anaesthesia January 2014, Supplement 1

Professor David Story and other look at frailty and the risk of anaesthesia in elder patients presenting for surgery. The entire supplement focuses on the elderly and anaesthesia.

 

• Learning from mistakes in clinical practice guidelines: the case of perioperative β-blockade

This article reviews the ‘scientific’ development of perioperative beta-blockade and looks at the history of how this science was interpreted and the mistakes that resulted.

 

Textbooks

Below is a list of current texts relevant to perioperative medicine

 

• Perioperative medicine, Steven Cohn

• Preoperative Assessment and management, Bobbie Jean Sweitzer

 

COURSES

Monash University and the Alfred Hospital Perioperative medicine short course and masters program:

 

• The short course provides a solid background to trainees and specialists who are looking to provide optimal care to patients in the perioperative period

periopmedicine.org.au 

 

Mayo clinic annual ‘Overview of Perioperative Medicine’

 

The University of Melbourne Ultrasound workshops and courses

 

• https://coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au/grad/1866-postgraduate-certificate-in-clinical-ultrasound

 

• http://www.heartweb.com.au

       

 

FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRAINEES

1.Perioperative Medicine and anaesthesia fellowship, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Twelve month fellowship provides trainees a solid ground in perioperative management of high-risk patients. Candidates will divide their clinical time between clinical medicine and anaesthesia.

 

Contact details:

Dr. Jamie Smart

Supervisor of Training

Department of anaesthesia and perioperative medicine 

The Alfred hospital

Prahran, Melbourne

P:+ 61 3 9076 3176

EMAIL

 

2. Sir Charles Gairdner hospital Perioperative medicine fellowship

Six month fellowship in perioperative medicine, including preoperative assessment and optimisation from elective outpatient to acute inpatient settings and management though the perioperative period. The department also offers training in focused point of care echocardiography, which may be complemented by a university certificate or diploma during the fellowship. This can be undertaken during the rostered non-clinical time. Prior fellows have combined this with 6 months of one of the other fellowships our department has to offer, or 6 months in the hospital's intensive care unit, which can be applied for separately.

 

Contact details:

Dr. Matthew Brbich

Department of Anaesthesia

Sir Charles Gairdner hospital

Nedlands, Western Australia 6009

P: +61 8 9346 3011

EMAIL

 

3. Perioperative Medicine Fellowship, North Shore Hospital, Auckland.

Twelve month fellowship with a focus on cardiopulmonary exercise testing, review of complex patients, preoperative anaesthetic assessment, research and clinical anaesthesia. Fellowships commence in the second week of December each year.

 

Contact details:

Dr Nav Sidhu

Dept of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

North Shore Hospital

Auckland

P: +64 9 486 8900

EMAIL



PAST EVENTS

 The 5th Annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine in 2016 in association with ANZGSM 

 

October 20-22, 2016,Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, Noosa, Qld. Theme: "The elderly surgical patient; What matters in the end".

For further information please contact Events.

The 4th Annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine 2015

"The post-operative period: From recovery into the unknown"

October 15-17, 2015

Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, Noosa, Qld.

Please visit the meeting website to view the presentations

2014 Perioperative Medicine SIG and College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) Meeting 

'Futile surgery: Avoiding unnecessary harm" 

Held September 12-13, 2014, Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, Noosa, Qld.

 Please visit the meeting website to view the presentation slides.

  

CONTACT

Dr Jeremy Fernando

Chair, Perioperative Medicine SIG

EMAIL

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Perioperative Medicine SIG is open to Fellows, members of the ASA and NZSA. Fellows of other Colleges, practitioners and allied health professionals are encouraged to participate as associate members. To join the Perioperative Medicine SIG, please download an application form.

 

EXECUTIVE

Position 

Name

Region

Chair 

Dr Jeremy Fernando

QLD

Member

Dr Vanessa Beavis 

NZ

Member

Dr Jeremy Fernando

Qld

Member

Dr Arvinder Grover

Vic

Member

Associate Professor Ross Kerridge

NSW

Member

Dr Oliver David

WA

Member

Professor David Story

Vic

Member 

Dr Joel Symons

Vic

Member

Dr Mike Soares

WA

Member

Dr Jill Van Acker

 ACT

ANZSGM Rep
Co-opted
Dr Ming LohNSW

 

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS 2016


The Executive of the Perioperative SIG will meet on the following dates in 2016:

Monday 7th March, 6pm - Teleconference
Wednesday 4th May, 3pm NZ Time - business meeting at the ANZCA ASM
Friday 21st October - AGM in Noosa
 

 

For further information contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299 or visit the ANZCA website.