Perioperative medicine

We're developing a formal perioperative medicine diploma as part of a major ANZCA-led multi-disciplinary collaboration that aims to establish an effective, integrated and collaborative perioperative care model.

Perioperative medicine is an emerging area of patient care that involves a wide range of healthcare professionals working together to improve the patient experience, reduce postoperative complications, reduce inpatient hospital days and reduce early re-admissions following surgery.

What is perioperative medicine?

Perioperative medicine emphasises the importance of an integrated, planned, and personalised approach to patient care before, during, and after any surgical procedure involving anaesthesia.

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Progressing the perioperative medicine diploma

Anaesthetists all over the world are driving the development of perioperative medicine as both a healthcare model and a clinical specialty. Learn how we are leading the change.

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Governance and guidance

Meet the agencies, groups, and individuals involved in steering the development of a perioperative medicine qualification.

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The Perioperative Care Framework

The Perioperative Care Framework maps the patient’s journey from the time surgery is contemplated through to an optimal outcome.

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Perioperative Medicine Diploma FAQs

Everything you need to know about the proposed perioperative medicine diploma, including the reasons for its development; the likely course structure, duration, and eligibility requirements; and the timeframes.

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Last updated 15:27 21.06.2022