Free webinar to discuss the impact of capillary blood glucose and ketone monitoring during surgery and recovery

By Editor
24th January 2022
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A forthcoming webinar for healthcare professionals will discuss whether capillary blood glucose and ketone monitoring should be immediately accessible in every care setting where people with diabetes are anaesthetised. 

In addition, the online meeting will explore whether it is necessary for people with diabetes who have undergone surgery to measure their blood glucose every hour.

Entitled ‘New Standard of Monitoring Guidelines – Intra-operative and Perioperative glucose monitoring’, the webinar with take place on Tuesday, February 1, between 6pm and 8pm.

Organised by the Association of Anaesthetists, the virtual event will be chaired by Dr Nicholas Levy, Consultant Anaesthetist at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

An established panel of diabetes specialists have been invited to speak during the webinar, including the current president of the American Diabetes Association, Professor Guillermo Umpierrez, who will host a session on the effect of hyperglycaemia on surgical outcomes.

The speakers will assess and review the rational for the new Association of Anaesthetists guidance on the recommendations for standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery.

Dr Aditi Modi, Consultant in Obstetric Anaesthesia at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss the effect of hypoglycaemia on the overall outcomes of people with diabetes and Professor Priya Vellanki will look at the detection, prevention and management of DKA in the surgical population.

Meanwhile, Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will examine the global burden of diabetes in the surgical population and the need to prevent dysglycaemia.

Delegates will have the opportunity to ask live questions after each speaker session. Attendees and registered delegates who are unable to attend will all be automatically sent the recording 24 hours after the webinar.

According to prior research, diabetes now affects up to 20% of people undergoing surgery and is associated with worse outcomes. Previous studies also show that good glycaemic control is associated with improved outcomes.

To register for the webinar, click here.

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