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Long term outcomes after surgery

 

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. To know the perioperative pathophysiology and the factors harming the patients and impacting the postoperative recovery
  2. To understand the place and responsibilities of Anaesthesia and ICU in Perioperative Medicine
  3. To review major perioperative complications (cardiac, pulmonary, renal and delirium) and how to handle them
  4. To understand the goals of ICU management handling of perioperative patients
  5. To review preoperative screening tools
  6. To learn how to implement efficiently a perioperative pathway for high risk surgical patients (HRSP)
  7. To optimize resources and have an idea for data management for HRSPs
  8. To seize the opportunity to learn to use different devices which best fit the needs of your patients
  9. To boost your communication skills in difficult situations

 

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COBATrICe competencies covered in this module

Knowledge

  • The short- and long-term implications of surgery, including: common risk factors for post-surgical mortality and morbidity and current literature describing postoperative long-term outcomes
  • Methods for assessing or measuring outcomes and prevention of poor postoperative outcomes
  • Supportive services integral to postsurgical recovery (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, social services

 

Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Follow-up patients after discharge to the ward
  • Participate in follow-up clinics / services where available
  • Appreciates that physical and psychological consequences of surgery can have a significant and long-lasting effects
  • Planning for discharge
  • Recognises that surgery is a continuum throughout the 'patient journey' and is a small but often life-changing event
  • Appropriate and timely referral to specialists / allied health professionals

 

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Relevant Competencies from CoBaTrICE

Knowledge - Statements from Domain 7 (Comfort and recovery):

  • Common risk factors for post-ICU mortality or re-admission and their minimisation
  • Principles of rehabilitation: physical and psychological
  • Supportive services integral to the long term rehabilitation of critically ill patients (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, social services).
  • Methods for assessing or measuring quality of life

 

Attitudes, skills and behaviours - Statements from Domain 7 (Comfort and recovery):

  • Participate in follow-up clinics / services where available
  • Appreciates that physical and psychological consequences of critical illness can have a significant and long lasting effect for both patients and their relatives
  • Early planning for rehabilitation
  • Recognises that intensive care is a continuum throughout the 'patient journey'
  • Appropriate and timely referral to specialists / allied health professionals


Faculty Disclosures:
The authors of this module have not reported any disclosures.

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

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