Useful Web-sites that relate to Perioperative Patient Care
The Society for Perioperative Assessment & Quality Improvement. (US-based)
Perioperative Surgical Home Australia (based in Melbourne)
The American Society of Anaesthesiologist’s Perioperative Surgical Home Initiative..
‘Perioperative Medicine – The pathway to better surgical care’ was launched in 2015, as a major initiative by the Royal College of Anaesthetists:-
The Pre-Op Association A British group established in 2004 to support Preoperative practitioners
This is an independent website established in 2016 by a group of Australian critical care clinicians. It focusses on patient safety solutions using a Human Factors approach, aiming to incorporate technology or process redesign principles to improve patient safety. It contains a very useful collection of interesting resources on Human Resources & Patient Safety. It also focusses on specific issues such as Central Line related air emboli (much more common than generally perceived!); The problem of indistinct Chlorhexidine; and the need for more widespread use of gas analysers.
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