Perioperative Management of the Older Adult Surgical Patient

Intended for those caring for older adult surgical patients, this presentation provides an overview of updates and best practices in geriatric surgical care from pre-operative assessment to post-operative management. Learners will review practical ways to identify geriatric vulnerabilities and to provide care aligned with individual patient goals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the five Ms of geriatric patient care; mind, mobility, medications, what matters, and multi-complexity
  • Assess and optimize the pre-operative older adult
  • Provide best practice post-operative care for geriatric patients