Proper patient care guidebook unveiled

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ALL hospitals are expected to follow standard operating procedures for surgeries following yesterday’s launch of a book detailing the guidelines.

The Perioperative Guidelines book consists of standards for the safe handling of patients around the time of a surgical operation.

The guidelines were compiled as a result of the Society of Anaesthesiologists of Brunei Darussalam and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital’s Department of Anaesthesia’s collaboration. Present to hand over the book during the Anaesthesia Conference was the president of the society, Dr Hj Zulaidi Hj Abdul Latif, to Acting Permanent Secretary of Health Dr Hjh Rahmah Hj Md Said.

With the increasing focus on patient-centred healthcare and the increasing age of patients paired with prescription of multiple prescriptions, the acting permanent secretary said there is a need for better management that extends into the post-operative period.

“In view of these complex needs, I am happy to see that the anaesthetist is taking an active role in coordinating and promoting the knowledge of the perioperative management of such patients to parties involved,” said Dr Hjh Rahmah.

“In streamlining these approaches, I am also pleased to see that the society is launching a perioperative guidelines and standard operating procedure, thus ensuring knowledge is being shared across the board and uniformity is ensured in the management of such patients,” she added.

She further hoped that the knowledge gained from the guidelines and during the conference would be used and implemented in clinical practice to ensure the best quality of care is provided. The conference, ‘Perioperative medicine- The Anaesthetic Connection’ is the third conference organised by the society.

About 150 healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of surgical patients across the country attended the conference.

Aimed at upgrading and improving the knowledge and skills of anaesthesiologists along with other healthcare professionals, the conference was expected to keep participants updated with current advancements in the management of surgery patients.

The Brunei Times