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Improving patient safety: why perioperative care and effective monitoring matters
In Europe, 2.4 million patients undergo high-risk surgery every year and while surgery is safer today than ever – it is not totally risk free. , Evidence suggest that death during surgery is now rare but the 30 days after the procedure are crucial – more than 1 in 100 adults (1.5%) die in the first 30 days following their operation.

During high-risk surgery it is vital that blood continues to flow to organs. If blood pressure drops, and organs do not get enough blood, the higher the risk of severe postoperative complications, such as myocardial injury, acute kidney injury, and increased mortality. , These drops in blood pressure are known as intraoperative hypotension (IOH) and are common – particularly in more senior patients. As little as a minute of IOH can increase the risk of patient harm or death and there is low awareness of this urgent issue among patients, clinicians, and policy makers. However, if IOH is effectively monitored and managed, many of these issues can be reduced or avoided. In addition, the need to improve perioperative care has been accentuated by the pandemic, which has put pressure on hospital capacity.

The Improving Patient Outcomes (ImPrOve) Think Tank, a group of anaesthetists, surgeons, and patient representatives, have come together to address this serious public health issue – death and serious complication rates in the 30-days after high-risk surgery remain high.

Help to bring this issue out from the shadows and join a panel of European critical care experts, patients, and policy makers for this one-hour webinar!

There will also be the opportunity to ask questions directly to the panel.

Sep 28, 2021 02:00 PM in Paris

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