peri·​op·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˌper-ē-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv How to pronounce perioperative (audio) , -pə-ˌrā- \

Definition of perioperative

: relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation perioperative morbidity perioperative nursing

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Recent Examples on the Web Kalamas specializes in anesthesiology with a focus on perioperative medicine, which ensures the many factors that influence surgical success — before, during and after an operation — are properly managed. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2022 In 2013, Kalamas was recruited from UCSF to John Muir Health as medical director of the perioperative medicine program. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2022 Hiltibidal was director of perioperative services at Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital in Stuart, Florida, since 2013., 27 Dec. 2020 During their Monday, Nov. 4, meeting, the Bellaire City Council voted to fund a new EMS unit, heard a report on Evelyn’s Park, approved amendments recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission and recognized perioperative nurses. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 6 Nov. 2019 Several perioperative nurses were on-hand to accept the recognition. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2019 Also proper perioperative nutrition and following doctor’s orders ... minimize any of these possibilities. Nadra Nittle, Vox, 12 Sep. 2018 This includes perioperative services, surgical clinics, surgical physician services organization, transplant, trauma, departmental multimedia team, division and departmental administration and departmental research. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2018 The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Dr. Steven L. Shafer, a professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University, and the editor of a coming autobiography of Dr. Eger. Denise Grady, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2017 See More

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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peri·​op·​er·​a·​tive | \ -ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv, -ˈäp-ə-ˌrāt- How to pronounce perioperative (audio) \

Medical Definition of perioperative

: relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation perioperative morbidity


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