Guidelines for the peri-operative care of people with dementia: Guidelines from the Association of Anaesthetists

S White, R Griffiths, M Baxter, T Beanland, J Cross, J Dhesi, A B Docherty, I Foo, G Jolly, J Jones, I K Moppett, E Plunkett, K Sachdev

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Abstract

Ageing populations have greater incidences of dementia. People with dementia present for emergency and, increasingly, elective surgery, but are poorly served by the lack of available guidance on their peri-operative management, particularly relating to pharmacological, medico-legal, environmental and attitudinal considerations. These guidelines seek to deliver such guidance, by providing information for peri-operative care providers about dementia pathophysiology, specific difficulties anaesthetising patients with dementia, medication interactions, organisational and medico-legal factors, pre-, intra- and postoperative care considerations, training, sources of further information and care quality improvement tools.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnaesthesia: Peri-operative medicine, critical care and pain
Early online date11 Jan 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jan 2019

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