Perioperative medicine

Perioperative medicine is an emerging area of patient care. Perioperative care clinicians are medical professionals with complementary skills, committed to the common purpose of: upholding patient dignity, encouraging patient autonomy, facilitating shared decision making and advocating patient rights, during the pre, intra and post-operative periods. This is achievable through collaboration with, and participation in, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, and in turn, can improve patient experiences and reduce both inpatient hospital days and early re-admissions following surgery. We call this approach a "Perioperative Care Model".

The Perioperative Care Model

The goal of perioperative medicine is to bridge the gap in knowledge that currently exists between medical specialty areas, and in doing so, improve patient experiences and outcomes, lower the occurrence of postoperative issues, decrease the number of days spent in the hospital, and minimise re...

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ANZCA Diploma of Perioperative Medicine

A key way we're helping to provide perioperative care to patients in Australia and New Zealand is by creating a new qualification, the ANZCA-led Diploma of Perioperative Medicine (DipPOM)

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Our Perioperative Care Framework

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

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Other supports for perioperative medicine

From literature reviews to advocacy, find out what we're doing to makes the case for reform and resource allocation by governments, funders, and administrators.

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Last updated 16:35 11.09.2023