2014 Perioperative Medicine Short Course
Thank you for your interest.
The Diploma and Masters in Perioperative Medicine for 2014 has been finalised.
We are proud to announce that in conjunction with Monash University and the Academic Board of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, a formal masters in medicine programme, with specialisation in perioperative medicine for 2013 will commence soon.
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If you are interested in receiving further information about the 2013 short course or masters programme, click here to email Ms Aushra Saldukas (Course Organiser)
Best wishes and thank you for your interest,
Perioperative Medicine Short Course Organisers
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre
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Voluven is a third generation 130/0.4 hydroxyethyl starch (HES) colloid available in Australia. Current evidence with regard to third generation HES, such as voluven, suggest that it appears to be safe but should be used with caution in some patient groups.
Lee C et al. Reversal of profound neuromuscular block by sugammadex administered three minutes after rocuronium: a comparison with spontaneous recovery from succinylcholine. Anesthesiology. 2009 May;110(5):1020-5.
The author of this coherent and comprehensive review has made an effort to summarize the evidence supporting or refuting the use of specific physiological goals during CPB with particular consideration given to the components of the bypass circuit.
Lee C et al. Reversal of profound neuromuscular block by sugammadex administered three minutes after rocuronium: a comparison with spontaneous recovery from succinylcholine. Anesthesiology. 2009 May;110(5):1020-5.This study shows that in most healthy patients, reversal of rocuronium (1.2 mg/kg) with sugammadex (16 mg/kg) can be achieved in approximately 6 mins to a level compatible with adequate spontaneous ventilation, presuming that other hypnotic agents are not preventing return of ventilation.