Clinical Meeting, Friday 3rd July.

  • Topic: Perioperative fluid therapy
  • Date: Friday 3rd July
  • Time: 5:30 for 6:00pm
  • Venue: Pindara, new boardroom (just before entering the new Dr David Lindsay wing.)

The meeting this Friday, 3rd July is on perioperative fluid therapy. The rep from Baxter, Nathan Virtue will be giving a presentation on Plasmalyte, the first intravenous fluid to be designed for human beings. (My bias appearing there.) Then the rep from Nutricia, Anna Raymond will give a presentation on their preop oral carbohydrate fluid. If time allows, we can discuss our current clear fluid fasting restrictions.

The venue is the new boardroom at Pindara, situated just before you enter the new David Lindsay wing. The time is 5.30 for 6. Food and drink supplied. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Peter McLaren.


Peter McLaren

Future anaesthetic clinical meetings

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren)


Firstly, a repeat notice for our forthcoming difficult airway workshop on Friday, 12th June at the Allamanda education room. Come any time between 5 and 7 but please give the nursing staff a fair go at the reps between 5 and 6.

Then, on July 3rd, the meeting, in the Pindara boardroom, now within the hospital, will be on “Advances in perioperative fluid management”. Nathan Virtue from Baxter, the makers of Plasmalyte solutions 148 & 156, will give a presentation followed by Anna Raymond from Nutricia, the makers of ‘PreOp’, a preoperative carbohydrate drink. If time allows, we can also discuss whether current fluid fasting restrictions are too strict and need to be updated.

On Friday, August 14th, in the Pindara boardroom, Covidien rep, Peta Crompton will give a presentation on the INVOS system of cerebral oxygen monitoring. There are currently two machines in service at Allamanda. Studies, experience and reports from hospitals have come out since our last review of these devices.

Further notices prior to the meetings will be sent.


Peter McLaren