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Perioperative Medicine in Action

Explore perioperative medicine, from what it is to why it matters and how you can improve care for the high-risk surgical patient.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Perioperative Medicine in Action

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Make a difference: Improve patient outcomes with perioperative medicine

Too many patients die or suffer prolonged complications following surgery.

Perioperative medicine is an emerging multi-disciplinary approach optimising the care of the high-risk surgical patient.

This course from UCL will cover all things perioperative medicine, helping you learn the key concepts to enable you to reduce healthcare costs and most importantly improve patient safety.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

  • Justify the need for better, more holistic care for the high risk surgical patient, to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
  • Engage with risk assessment tools to characterise and quantify the risk of an individual undergoing a particular procedure.
  • Demonstrate the need for protocolised care pathways and evaluate the success of the enhanced recovery programmes in reducing variance in practice.
  • Describe the major challenges in delivering perioperative medicine for the elderly.
  • Discuss the current economic pressure on healthcare systems and how perioperative medicine can be used to reduce these pressures.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all interested health care professionals, both medical and allied health professionals. This would include anaesthetists, surgeons, care of the elderly physicians, pre-assessment nurses, surgical ward nurses, operating department staff and medical managers, emphasising that enhanced care and improved outcomes depend on a multidisciplinary approach.

Although some of the statistics and guidelines are UK specific, the key concepts and learning aims are relevent at an international level.

Who will you learn with?

Philip Sherrard

Phil is an anaesthetic registrar at University College London Hospitals and also the education fellow in perioperative medicine.

Abigail Whiteman

Abigail is a consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine at University College London Hospitals. She is also a faculty member of the UCL Perioperative Medicine Masters Programme.

Who developed the course?

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $64 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.