Perioperative medicine

We're developing a formal perioperative medicine qualification 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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Where do we fit in?

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

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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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Why, when, and how are we developing a new qualification?

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

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Perioperative medicine literature review

Reviewing recent peer-reviewed and grey literature will help us to identify the most effective perioperative care models, and inform future education and service delivery.

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Perioperative medicine survey

Summary of the results from our 2018 survey of fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) about perioperative medicine.

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Last updated 09:53 30.07.2020