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Considering the Larger Patient in the Operating Theatre - What do You Need to be Aware of?

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes of CPD
Provider
Ausmed
Obesity is not only a growing epidemic in the general population with 67% of Australian adults overweight or obese (AIHW 2019) - it’s increasingly becoming an issue within peri-operative practice.

Whilst there is often a BMI limit for day case surgery and minor procedures, the fact remains that on the whole our patients are getting larger across all surgical disciplines, and there are extra considerations we need to be aware of within the operating theatre department.

Although BMI is not an ideal measure of risk, it is the most useful of the currently available markers and is a simple measure to apply (Shmerling 2020). However, it shouldn’t be used as a sole indicator of surgical suitability – or risk.

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Title
Considering the Larger Patient in the Operating Theatre - What do You Need to be Aware of?
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Obesity Management, Surgical
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes of CPD
Start Date
13-Aug-2020
End Date
13-Aug-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
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