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
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Surgery
Antiplatelet Agents in the Perioperative Period
Anticoagulants – NOAC’s
Anticoagulants – Warfarin
Anticoagulants –  Regional Anaesthesia
Approach to the Clinic Patient
Assessment of the Airway
Blood Transfusions
Cannabinoid prescribing during hospital admission
Cardiovascular Evaluation
Chronic Pain & Opioid Dependent Patients
Coronary Artery Stents
Corticosteroids in Perioperative Period
DASI (Duke’s Activity Score Index)
Dental Damage 
Diabetes – Perioperative Management
Fasting before Planned Procedures
Frailty
Flying After Surgery
Hypertension – Perioperative Management
Immunisation in the Perioperative setting
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Malignant Hyperthermia
Medication – Perioperative Management of Regular Medication

Nursing Home and Group Home Residents – pre-operative review

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Pacemakers and Cardiac Defibrillators (AICDs)
Patient Preparation Guidelines
Perioperative Fluids
Pre-Operative Investigations
Perioperative Patient Management – Summary Guidelines
Post Operative Cognitive Dysfunction
Predicting Life Expectancy and Survival Prediction 
Predicting Mortality and Outcome after surgery
Radiology Contrast Media Guideline
Renal Transplants
Smokers having Planned Procedures
Suxamethonium Apnoea – Investigation
Thromboembolism Prophylaxis