AAGBI Webinar: Optimising patients before surgery - the importance of the pre-operative period

Thursday 26th October 2017

Online Course

Online Course






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The registration fee for the webinar is £30, which includes a link to attend remotely on the day, and access to the recording for the period of one year thereafter. Log in will be available from 13:30, with the introduction commencing at 13:55. Prehabilitation is defined as “the process of enhancing the functional capacity of the individual to enable him or her to withstand a stressful event”.

This new AAGBI webinar will discuss aspects of the prehabilitation and pre-optimisation of patients before surgery with the aim of improving outcomes, focusing on pre-operative anaemia, exercise training; and patient involvement and education.

You can log in from the comfort of your own home, your office, or any where else that is convenient.  All you need is a decent internet connection and a quiet room. We would recommend using headphones to ensure good sound quality, and if you can’t attend live the fee includes access to the recording, which can be watched at your leisure.

Detailed joining  and operating instructions will be issued nearer the time, and you will be able to reflect through Learn@AAGBI in the normal way.


‘Optimising patients before surgery - the importance of the preoperative period’

Chair and Co-ordinator: Dr Andrew Klein

Consultant, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Editor-in-Chief, Anaesthesia. Director and Board Member, AAGBI.


Correcting pre-operative anaemia: Professor Donat R. Spahn

Professor and Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Zurich and University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland


Exercise testing and training before surgery: Dr Chris Snowden

Consultant Anaesthetist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University. Peri-operative Medicine Lead, Royal College of Anaesthetists


Educating and training patients (Surgery School): Dr John Moore

NHS National Innovation Accelerator Fellow, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, and Adult Critical Care Clinical Director. Central Manchester Foundation Trust


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