Our speakers will present a complex patient and describe how specific disease states and conditions are optimised prior to elective surgery. They will explain how choices surrounding anaesthetic medicines and techniques are chosen with specific disease states in mind, along with a general introduction into surgical anaesthesia after which they will discuss in brief how in the emergency situation these disease complications are controlled in a different manner.
This webinar is suitable for pharmacists, nurses and operating department practitioner students.
The aim of this webinar is to highlight the importance of optimising patients prior to their surgical journey, and how anaesthetic choices are made.
After this webinar, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical blocks.
2. Discuss medicines optimisation and how to achieve this prior to surgery.
3. Explain the basis of surgical anaesthesia and how the technique and medicines used are tailored.
Dr David Blackman, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist, Wirral University Teaching NHS Trust.
Dr Blackman’s specialisms include orthopaedic trauma, regional anaesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia.
Tara Molloy, Advanced Pharmacist Perioperative Medicine and Surgical Anaesthesia, Wirral University Teaching NHS Trust
Tara specialises in reducing on the day surgical cancellations due to medicines. She is heavily involved in complex needs patient care and using other techniques to reduce chemical restraint use in this cohort.
Sarah Tinsley, Advanced Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Surgical Division, University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust