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​​Archive: Friday June 3, 2016

Objectives for the call:

Provide an overview of why glucose control is important in surgical patient outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how anesthetics and surgery can impact the body's ability to remain within glycemic boundaries
  • Outline the optimal surgical patient glycemic goal range
  • To identify the effectiveness of tight glycemic control on mortality and morbidity of adult patients during the intra and post-operative period
  • To discuss possible change ideas to implement glucose control


Please note these additional resources discussed on the webinar;

10K: 10 000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention

The 10K: 10 000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention is a new quality improvement collaborative led by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) in partnership with the Specialist Services Committee* aimed at reducing post-operative infections (Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Surgical Site Infection (SSI)) by 50% by November 2016. We will be working to support operating rooms and surgical units of all sizes across BC to build on existing methods of data collection, focus on areas that align with internal priorities and take action using their current improvement methodologies.


Additional Resources for the ‘10K – 10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention’.  

To review the PPO  (pre-printed order) discussed during the national call ‘Insulin Subcutaneous: Basal, Nutritional & Correctional Orders for patients who are eating meals or are NPO (Nil per os)’

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Claude Laflamme, National SSI Prevention Lead for Safer Healthcare Now!

Dr. Jordanna Kapeluto obtained her MD from the University of British Columbia in 2011 and completed her training as an Endocrinology Fellow at UBC between 2014-2016. She obtained her Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons FRCPC in Internal Medicine in 2015. She will be starting an additional fellowship in obesity through the Université de Laval in October.

Dr Marshall Dahl completed his BSc (Hons) 1979 and PhD (1983) in Physiology at the University of British Columbia.  His medical degree (MD) was also obtained from UBC in 1986.  Following a rotating internship in Edmonton and a year of General Practice work in various communities in rural BC, he completed Internal Medicine Residency and Endocrinology Fellowship at UBC leading to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada certification in both disciplines. 

Dr Dahl is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at UBC and a consultant at Vancouver Hospital.  He has received teaching awards relating to clinical education.  He has a daily active teaching presence.  His clinical practice is in general endocrinology.

Dr Dahl is a past president Doctors of BC and of the UBC Medical Alumni Association.  He has been a member of the Medical Services Commission of British Columbia, Chair of the Canadian Medical Association's Council of Health Policy and Economics and Chair of the Conference Board of Canada's Round Table on Health.  He is President of the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of British Columbia and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information.   Dr Dahl is President of the Medical and Dental and Allied Staff of Vancouver Acute, Vancouver Coastal Health.    He is currently running a study funded by the Specialist Services Commission with a focus on "How should diabetes care be organized in BC?"