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Perioperative Brain Health Initiative

Promoting brain health for older adults around the time of surgery

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Dr. Richard Griffiths shows the DVD system for surgical patients at Peterborough Hospital that is attached to a clamp on a drip stand.

MAY 31, 2018

U.K. Patients Watch a Movie During Surgery

Richard Griffiths, M.D., FRCA, an anesthesiologist at Peterborough Hospital, a 612-bed acute general hospital that serves the cities of Peterborough and north Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom, began offering surgical patients the option of regional anesthesia and watching a movie during surgery in lieu of general anesthesia or regional anesthesia with sedation.

 

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Our Mission

To arm physician anesthesiologists and other clinicians involved in perioperative care, as well as hospitals, patients and their families caring for older surgical patients with the tools and resources necessary to optimize the cognitive recovery and perioperative experience for adults 65 years and older undergoing surgery.

Definitions & Terms  

Postoperative delirium is the most common surgical complication for older adults.

And it is preventable in up to 40% of all patients.

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Tools & Resources

Ensure widespread early adoption of the simplest evidence based methods of cognitive protection.

Thank You Perioperative Brain Health Initiative Supporters

Whose contributions help the Perioperative Brain Health Initiative provide tools and resources to optimize the cognitive recovery and perioperative experience for adults 65 years and older.

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