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Anaesthesia in the Elderly

  • Date: Friday 11th May 2018 - from 9.00 am-12.30 pm (Coffee & Registration from 8.30 am)
  • Venue: Education Centre, Werneth House Education & Training Development Centre, Tameside General Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 9RW
  • Members from £0.00
  • Non Members £25-60
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Tameside Site Map  Building 19 – Werneth House Education Training & Development Centre

8.30 am
Registration & Coffee

9.00 am
Cognitive disturbance after surgery and its relationship to dementia (Codes 2A03, 1E02, 1F02)
Dr Andrew Severn, Consultant Anaesthetist, Clinical Senior Tutor, Lancaster University Medical School

Synopsis:
What are the cognitive syndromes associated with anaesthesia and surgery? Do they relate to the progression or pathology of dementia?

9.45 am
The problem of evidence based medicine in age anaesthesia (Codes 3J03,1Fo2, 3A08)
Dr Cliff Shelton, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and Anaesthetic Registrar, Lancaster Medical School and Wythenshawe Hospital

Synopsis:
What is the best sort of anaesthetic to do?  It’s a familiar question from FRCA examiners, and a common quandary in clinical practice.  But how to answer it?  We aspire to use evidence based medicine, but to what extent is this possible in the context of anaesthesia for elderly patients?  A number of recent studies have concluded that there is ‘no difference’ in outcomes regardless of anaesthetic technique.  How should the practicing clinician deal with this epidemic of equivalence?  In this lecture, Dr Clifton will discuss the challenges inherent to clinical research in anaesthesia, where the complexity of patients, interventions and outcomes leads to variation which may undermine the conclusion on which we base our practice.

10.30 am
Coffee

11.00 am   
Orthogeriatrics: The post-operative journey (Codes 1E03, 1D02, 1F02)
Dr Raj Parikh, Consultant Geriatrician, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

11.45 am  
Prehabilitation, optimisation and current research evidence (Codes 2A03, 3J03)
Dr Sandy Jack, Consultant Clinician Scientist, Anaesthesia/Critical Care & Perioperative Medicine Research Dept, Southampton University Hospital NHS FT

12.30 pm
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This event is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 3 CPD Credits.