Pre-surgery patient optimization, or pre-hab
Dr. Michelle Scheepers is an an anesthesiologist based in Penticton BC. She’s also the physician lead for the Surgical Patient Optimization Collaborative in Penticton. In this episode, Dr. Scheepers explain what patient optimization, or pre-hab entails, and its benefits for surgical patients. She’ll also talk about how COVID-19 is affecting pre-hab.
Dr. Scheepers background
How to define pre-surgery patient optimization, or pre-hab
Benefits of pre-hab
How pre-hab works in practice
Creating your own pre-hab program if there is no official program in your community
Pre-hab in the era of COVID-19