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.

CPET workshop & Prehabilitation Symposium:
Incorporating POETTS (UK)
accredited CPET course

This workshop will focus on using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation (optimization of modifiable risk factors) 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, within the context of delivering on the value proposition of Perioperative Medicine.

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24th & 25th October, 2018 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre [Day 1] Grand Hyatt Hotel [Day 2]
Melbourne
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Followed on Thursday 13:00 (PM) 25th October 2018 by the 7th Annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine on "Measuring, Managing and Minimising Risk".

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Perioperative Medicine Symposium in conjunction with EBPOM (UK)

This workshop will refresh and update your knowledge in perioperative medicine.

Ideally suited for perioperative clinicians who wish to keep abreast with the latest evidence and practical tools in the field of perioperative medicine.

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9 – 10 December 2017 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Melbourne
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Preceded on Thursday and Friday 7-8 December 2017 by our Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop and Perioperative Prehabilitation Symposium.

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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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Plan-4-Surgery: 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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Medical Simulation: Learn to Interact in High Performance Teams

As hospitals strive toward 'high reliability' healthcare, clinicians need the knowledge and skills to develop and lead high performance teams. This workshop uses medical simulation and debriefing sessions to ensure effective delivery in crisis management.

TBC - 2017 Peter MacCallum Cancer Center,
Melbourne
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