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2014 Registration Now Open


2014 Perioperative Medicine Short Course



2014 Perioperative Medicine Short Course Registration now open.

If you wish to register, please click here



Block day component* - 23 August 2014

  • Case study discussions
  • Investigation session
  • Simulation
    • ACLS
    • Management of recovery room problems

* Online and Block Day option is only available to consultants. Trainees cannot enrol for the Block Day component.


If you are interested in placing yourself on the interest list for the 2014 course, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you for your interest.


Enrol in the The Diploma and Master in Medicine (Perioperative Medicine)!

We are proud to announce that in conjunction with Monash University and the Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, a formal masters in medicine programme, with specialisation in perioperative medicine was launched in 2013.

For further information on the course please follow the link below.

If you are interested in receiving further information about the 2014 Short Course or Masters programme, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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



Journal Watch



Boldt J.  Modern rapidly degradable hydroxyethyl starches: current concepts.  Anesth Analg. 2009 May;108(5):1574-82. Review.

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.


Cardiac Bypass

bannerheartlungMurphy GS et al.  Optimal perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass: an evidence-based approach.  Anesth Analg. 2009 May;108(5):1394-417.  

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.



bannersugammadexLee 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.