ESA | Peri-operative GDT protocol summary

Protocol Summary
ESA – Perioperative goal-directed therapy

Purpose
This protocol summary produced by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) describes three main perioperative GDT strategies.

FOCUS
According to the ESA, goal-directed therapy (GDT) decreases post-operative complications and hospital length of stay when compared to standard fluid management.

PERI-OPERATIVE GDT STRATEGIES EXPLORED

  • Stroke volume (SV) optimisation with fluid
  • Oxygen Delivery Index (iDO2) optimization with fluid and inotropes
  • Pulse pressure variation (PPV) or stroke volume variation (SVV) optimization with fluid

European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy Protocol Summary.

“Several single centre randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis and quality improvement programs have shown that perioperative GDT decreases postoperative complications and hospital length of stay when compared to standard fluid management”