50 year old female for Laparoscopic salpingo-oopherectomy +/- laparotomy +/- mirena exchange. Multi-loculated ovarian mass on US.
- Morbid obesity – BMI 48
- OSA – tested 6 years ago, not requiring CPAP, however now 25 kg heavier
- Diabetes – poor control HbA1c 14%
- Smoker – 20 per day.
- Asthma – uses Ventolin once per month. No hospital admissions.
- Diabetes optimization – was referred to rapid access
- OSA – likely worse now. However limited time to optimize prior to surgery.
- Smoking – advised to stop
- How long to wait to optimize patient. This patient has many potentially modifiable preoperative risk factors. However following discussion with surgeons, they recommended a maximum delay of 1 month to optimize conditions, in order to avoid potential progression of disease.
- Attempt made to reduce smoking and optimize diabetes. Patient commenced on opti-insulin (old Lantus). Poorly compliant and limited interation with Rapid access diabetes service.
- ICU post operatively. Note previous OSA at lower weight not requiring CPAP. Uncertain invasiveness of procedure. At this stage listed as ICU3 – ie potential for ICU, however not requiring ICU bed prior to starting surgery. Note attached guide on management post operatively for those patients with known OSA. Ideal location post-operatively is with respiratory monitoring (RR and SaO2). ICU may be excess to needs, however is only option in current JHH set up.