Perioperative Guidelines

Here you will find Guidelines plus Background and Reference Material
(These resources are steadily being added and improved.  Some topics are currently still under construction or review. Contributions welcome, including comments to add to the ‘discussion’ sections.)

List of Guidelines
Anaemia Screening & Perioperative Management
Anaphylaxis – Investigation
Antiplatelet Agents in the Perioperative Period
Anticoagulants – NOAC’s
Anticoagulants – Warfarin
Anticoagulants –  Regional Anaesthesia
Assessment of the Airway
Blood Transfusion Protocols & Resources
Blood Transfusion Testing
Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD’s)
Carotid Bruit – Investigation and Management
Chronic Pain & Opiod Dependant Patient
Cardiovascular Evaluation
Coronary Artery Stents
Corticosteriods in Perioperative Period
Dental Damage 
Diabetes – Perioperative Management
Dural Puncture (Accidental).
Fasting before Planned Procedures 
Fitness to Drive After Intravenous Sedation and General Anaesthesia. A Literature Review
Flying After Surgery
Herbal Medicines & Supplements (under review)

Hypertension – Perioperative Management
Immunisation in the Perioperative setting
Intravenous Fluids
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Kidney Disease
Malignant Hyperthermia
Medication – Perioperative Management of Regular Medication
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Patient Preparation Guidelines-Summary
Perioperative Fluids
Pre-Operative Investigations
Perioperative Patient Management – Summary Guidelines
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Post Operative Cognitive Dysfunction
Predicting Life Expectancy and Survival Prediction 
Predicting Mortality and Outcome after surgery
Preventative Health Activities in Clinical Practice
Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism (under review)
Radiology Contrast Media Guideline
Renal Transplants
Smokers having Planned Procedures
Surgical Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis (under review)
Suxamethonium Apnoea – Investigation
Thromboembolism Prophylaxis