American Society of Anesthesiologists®

Perioperative Brain Health Initiative

Promoting brain health for older adults before, during and after surgery

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AUgust 2019

Decreasing Postoperative Delirium in Bangkok

Varinee Lekprasert, M.D., M.S., a neuroanesthesiologist with Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, discusses two postoperative delirium (POD) cases that changed her perioperative practices to enhance recovery in older patients.

 

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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.

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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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