WHAT’S UP AT POP? Peri Operative Programme Péri-Opératoire (POP) Newsletter August 2023 PERI OPERATIVE PROGRAMME PÉRI OPÉRATOIRE (POP) TEAM 2022-2023 PRESIDENT’S REPORT The New MUHC Prehabilitation Clinic: As of October 2021, POP was given the authority by the MUHC to operate as a clinic. The new MUHC clinic is staffed by 3 MUHC employees; 1…Details
Many patients going for major surgery have several comorbidities (chronic conditions), such as high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and arthritis. Some are smokers, others are obese, and many are frail, and therefore at risk of perioperative complications. Optimization of the medical status before surgery is thus needed by adjusting medication and monitoring vital signs.