Summary Writer: Hayden Alicajic
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Tim Suharto
James talks to Dr Tim Suharto about Acute pain management, in the second of a two part podcast series.
Tim is a specialist anaesthetist and one of the supervisors of training at Nepean Hospital. He is involved in the anaesthetic education program and leads the Group for Anaesthetic Simulation (GAS), which delivers in-situ crisis scenarios involving critical care doctors and nurses. Tim is an instructor for the Nepean Difficult Airway course as well as the Nepean Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) workshop. He is a strong advocate for innovation in medical education and developing links between sub-specialties in medicine to enhance understanding and collaboration.
Tim’s clinical work encompasses both public and private practice with regular sessions in acute pain medicine, anaesthesia for orthopaedics, ENT, neurosurgery and interventional radiological procedures.
With Dr Tim Suharto, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at Nepean Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Postoperative pain is acommon clinical scenario in hospitals for junior doctors. Sound postoperative pain management using multimodal analgesia provides many benefits other than patient comfort. It reduces postoperative pulmonary complications, the neuro-endocrine stress response and the incidence of myocardial ischaemia.It also promotes early mobilisation and discharge.
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