(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren)
The next clinical meeting and our final one for 2015 is on ‘goal-directed fluid therapy’. A recent article in A&IC has shone light on the topic again. However, not all studies on GDFT have shown improved survival figures. Nathan Hand from Edwards will be profiling one of the latest non-invasive devices and sponsoring the meeting. I have asked Adrian Skidmore and Hugh Stephens to give short presentations on where they think GDFT fits into our current clinical management. (they just happened to be in the hospital at the time!) Please come along and join the discussion.
The venue is the boardroom, Pindara Hospital, situated between the old and new wings of the building. 5.30 for 6. Food and drink supplied. RSVP for catering.
We have missed our “What I have learnt in 2016” this year which was a combination of conference reports and journal club. Please let me know if you did find it useful in past years? Any suggestions for next year? Do we need a massive blood transfusion workshop? Anaphylaxis? ACLS? CO-CO? Both Pindara and Allamanda are getting a little jittery on compliance matters and may be pressing for more meetings directed at clinical indicators and M&M. They are even talking of tying accreditation to attendance at these meetings! Our independent safety committee, chaired by Nick Crimmins probably needs to occur more than once per year as well.
The first one back in Feb 2017 will be James Derrick talking on “The Walking Epidural”. (sorry to those who don’t do obstetrics but we need to slip one in every couple of years!)
All the best for the festive season and 2017.