Scope and Growth of Perioperative Medicine



Perioperative medicine encompasses the care of the patient preparing for, having and recuperating from surgery. In the practice of perioperative medicine the surgeon, anaesthesiologist , intensivist and medical consultant work in concert. The medical knowledge distinct to this field includes that of operative risk and complications, of patient specific risks, of methods to reduce risk, and of the management of medical illness during this time period. Evidence supporting best practices in perioperative medicine is expanding, though historically this field has been directed by common practice and experience. It remains a field governed primarily by the art of medicine.

Journal of Perioperative Medicine(JPME) provides a broader platform to discuss a wide range of topics in this field including Local Anesthesia, Sedation, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthetic Agents, Nerve Blocks, Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia, General Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Analgesics, Anesthesia & Critical Care, Spinal Anesthesia, Anesthetics, Epidural Anesthesia, Clinical Anesthesia, Dental Anesthesia, Vascular Anesthesia, and Surgical Anesthesia.

Journal of Perioperative Medicine(JPME) is successfully running in the Volume 2 which covers a wide variety of specialties reaching out to analytical scientists worldwide.

Journal of Perioperative Medicine(JPME) is a multidisciplinary subspeciality composed of practitioners who can effectively identify and meet the complex medical needs of patients at particular risk from the adverse effects of surgical treatment. This may require intervention before, during, or after surgery and may extend beyond the index admission for surgery. Doctors from many specialities are starting to identify themselves as ‘perioperative physicians’, but it is anaesthetists who are best placed to lead in this field, with an ideal combination of training, skills, and experience. As surgeons increasingly focus on new and more specialized technical procedures, other specialists are taking more responsibility for the wider care of a patient population with complex medical needs. Perioperative care is a focus of growth that is starting to develop the type of a collaborative culture at the bedside which has proved so successful in critical care. In some institutions, physicians now lead perioperative care, for example, of elderly patients with hip fractures.


Mariya   PhD
Managing Editor
Journal of Perioperative Medicine

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