Anaesthesia and perioperative care for elderly surgical patients

@inproceedings{Cutfield2002AnaesthesiaAP,
  title={Anaesthesia and perioperative care for elderly surgical patients},
  author={Geoff Cutfield},
  year={2002}
}
SYNOPSIS Age alone is no longer a barrier to surgery. Ageing changes the body’s capacity to cope with the stress of illness and surgery. The anaesthetist must assess these changes and the perioperative factors which contribute to poor outcomes. To reduce morbidity and mortality there must be adequate pain control, thromboembolic prophylaxis and correction of inadequate nutrition and hydration. In the postoperative period there is a need to be alert for sepsis and delirium. An admission to… CONTINUE READING

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