PATIENT CENTRED QUALITY CARE

The delivery of value in healthcare is a function of achieving desired outcomes at optimal cost.

VALUE = OUTCOMES (QUALITY + SAFETY + SATISFACTION) / COST

Unfortunately, up to one third of health care expenditure is 'wasted' and not value driven. For patients having surgery in our hospitals, the factors that contribute to such waste include inadequate preoperative assessment, inadequate optimization, poor coordination of care and unnecessary laboratory testing, wide variation in heuristic practice patterns resulting in preventable postoperative complications and hospital readmission.

Postoperative complications are costly, reduce patients' long-term survival, and reduce the global access to surgery.

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) harnesses new models of care and innovative approaches to perioperative care to achieve value driven outcomes and has been described as a "disruptive innovation" in contrast to a "sustaining innovation", which simply improves existing processes. This is achieved with a more proactive, patient-centred, evidence based, coordinated, team-based approach to perioperative care.

As anaesthetists and perioperative physicians we have the opportunity to integrate the work of different teams who have traditionally worked in 'silos' and to provide leadership within the Perioperative Surgical Home. The PSH aims to deliver the right care, at the right place, at the right time for every patient.

To facilitate this, we invite you to a series of workshops that develop the concept of the Perioperative Surgical Home that emphasises the perioperative journey as a continuum. These PSH workshops will equip clinicians and allied healthcare workers with the knowledge and tools to deliver high quality care.

Perioperative Prehabilitation and
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
(CPET) Workshop

This workshop will focus on using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (and other tests including 6-MWT and LFTs) for preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation (optimization) of the surgical patient.

Prehabilitation involves proactive patient management prior to surgery with exercise programs, smoking cessation, correction of anaemia and nutritional interventions to help cope with the stress of surgery.

Friday, 8 April 2016 Pullman on the Park,
Melbourne
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Followed on Saturday 9 April 2016 by Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine – An Update in collaboration with EBPOM (UK).
These workshops will be held together and in association with EBPOM UK and PSH Australia

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Anaesthesia in the Era of Robotic Surgery & An Update on Neuromuscular Pharmacology

Ongoing innovations in technology and anaesthetic pharmacology continue to refine surgical care. Robotic surgery is increasingly being used in urology, colorectal, gynecological, thoracic, and head & neck surgery.
Join us in learning from experts in the field on:

ROBOTICS - Advances in robotic surgery & nuances in anaesthesia for robotic surgery

NEUROMUSCULAR - Improved understanding of neuromuscular physiology, pharmacology, and monitoring

LEADERSHIP - Improved teamwork, communication, and decision making in high performance teams

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Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine – An Update in collaboration with EBPOM (UK)

This workshop will refresh and update your knowledge in perioperative medicine. Ideally suited for perioperative physicians and anesthetists who wish to keep abreast with the latest evidence and practical tools in the field of perioperative medicine.

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Saturday & Sunday, 9-10 April 2016 Pullman on the Park,
Melbourne
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Preceded on Friday 8 April 2016 by Perioperative Prehabilitation and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring for Goal Directed Therapy (GDT) Workshop

This workshop by experienced ERAS practitioners will help current and new users of ERAS programs with tools to run these programs efficiently in their hospitals. This workshop will focus on: - The art and science of Enhanced Recovery in Perioperative Care - Up-to-date evidence in Perioperative Medicine and Goal Directed Therapy - How to lead and gain organisational buy-in with clinicians and consumers for practice change - Practical steps to developing an Enhanced Recovery Program within your organisation - Creative strategies to bring about practice change.

Friday, September 16th 2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
Melbourne
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The 5th Vital Sign: Pain Management in the Cancer Patient Workshop

This workshop is ideally suited to general practitioners, perioperative physicians, anaesthetists and pain specialists who seek an update on evidence-based management of acute pain in the perioperative setting. We will also highlight the latest research aimed at reducing the transition of acute pain to subacute and chronic pain and its associated morbidity.

Saturday, November 12th 2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
Melbourne
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This workshop will coincide with other workshops on the weekend: Including, Plan-4-Surgery: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for the Perioperative Physician Workshop

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Plan4Surgery: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for the Perioperative Physician

This workshop will provide you with the tools and knowledge to communicate effectively with patients about their values and beliefs in the context of upcoming surgery. This paves the way for further Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions. Given we are seeing increasing complex surgery being performed in high risk patients with multiple comorbidities, this is an area of importance facing all clinicians involved in the care of perioperative patients. This workshop will help to facilitate these difficult conversations by providing participants with a simple communications model they can utilise in their daily practice. This is a course that will benefit any perioperative health care worker interested in implementing a shared decision making model into their workplace, where the direction of a patient’s treatment journey is jointly determined by the patient and their physician.

Friday, November 11th, 2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
Melbourne
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This workshop will run coincide with other workshops during the weekend: The 5th Vital Sign: Pain Management in the Cancer Patient Workshop

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Robust Quality Improvement (RQI): Leadership, for High Performance Teams and the Essentials of Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

As hospitals strive toward 'high reliability' healthcare, clinicians need the knowledge and skills to develop and lead high performance teams. This workshop focuses on how effective clinical leadership elevates the quality of care through combining the rigour of Lean Six Sigma technologies with values-based high performance teams.

TBC - 2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Center,
Melbourne
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