January 24, 2022

U.S. Veterans

U.S.A Veterans News, Support & Information

VHA iEX Talks: The Surgical Pause

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The Surgical Pause is an evidence-based practice designed to optimize value-concordant care of high-risk, frail patients before and after surgery. The practice relies on a simple, 30-second patient-facing survey called the Risk Analysis Index (RAI) administered to every patient before meeting a surgeon. The RAI identifies the 5-10% of patients with the greatest risk of complications, extended hospital stays, readmissions, institutionalizations, and death. This allows the surgeon, patient, and interdisciplinary care team to pause and ensure that surgery is consistent with the patient’s overarching goals of care and provides an opportunity to optimize the chances of achieving those goals through preoperative rehabilitation. As many as 1 in 3 Veterans older than 65 have surgery in the last year of life. After implementing the Surgical Pause, 10-20% of Veterans choose non-operative treatment as most consistent with their goals. And for those who proceed to surgery, the Surgical Pause cuts postoperative mortality from more than 25% to less than 8%.

Veterans and Activities

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eluWMHZnFpM When a Soldier changes units or PCS they might get an award of some kind from their unit. Sometimes the will also happen when...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwVEDo6Py1k Some things can hold you back from promotion in the Army. Other than getting an article 15, I want to give you some tips...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osuf8k88i34 If you are trying to decide if you should join the Army in 2022 or wait, let me give you some ideas to help...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzlAahEfm8g PFC Streetman, 31B, gets tased as part of Law Enforcement Certification course at his unit in the US Army. Join the Discord community and...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTooD0ly_DU I got Doctor Disrespect to let me put up some flyers in hopes of getting the word out about this channel. Check out how...

Veterans In The News

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whJ-1IJspD8 U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct a raid...