Preoperative Guidelines

Preoperative Guidelines

"Evidence-based Guidelines for Preoperative Assessment Units: A Practical Guide 2017 Edition" was published in 2016 by the Preoperative Association. This handbook contains 12 Preoperative Guidelines written by national experts and will provide a useful resource for all preoperative assessment units to formulate their own local policies.

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Evidence Based Guidelines for Preoperative Assessment Units

  1. Pre-operative Exercise: An evidence-based review and guidelines for peri-operative teams
    Reema Ayyash, James Durrand, Gerard Danjoux

  2. Guidelines for the pre-operative assessment and management of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
    Gerard Danjoux and Angela Habgood

  3. Guidelines for the pre-operative management of anaemia in patients having major orthopaedic surgery
    Nicholas Lavies and Alwyn Kotze

  4. Pre-operative assessment and peri-operative management for the patient with renal impairment
    James Doyle and Lui Forni

  5. Pre-operative control of hypertension: when and how does it adversely affect peri-operative outcome?
    John W Sear

  6. Guidelines for the management of anti-platelet therapy in the peri-operative period
    Wolfgang Bauer, Lenny Ng, Pallavi Dasannacharya

  7. Guidelines for the peri-operative management of cardiac pacemakers and implanted defibrillators
    Nikki Higgins and Robert Hill

  8. Guidelines for the pre-operative use of transthoracic echocardiography
    David Earl and Nicholas Lavies

  9. Guidelines for the use of risk prediction tools in the pre-operative setting
    Judith Tomlinson and Ramani Moonesinghe

  10. Risk: The pre-operative estimate of harm and benefit
    John Carlisle

  11. Guidelines for the pre-operative management of the surgical patient with diabetes
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

  12. Guidelines for peri-operative fasting in adults and children
    European Society of Anaesthesiology