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

Sunday 31st March 2019

Online Course

Online Course


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The date quoted is a notional date and the recording will be made available to you within 1 working day of purchase, and will remain available for 1 year. 

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 recording of the very popular AAGBI webinar discusses 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. As you have missed the live broadcast, you are now able to purchase the recording, which can be watched at your leisure.

Once you have booked, you will be sent a link to the recording with 24 working hours. You will be able to watch the recording more than once.

‘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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