The independent Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council oversees, reviews and monitors perioperative care in Victoria to improve outcomes for patients before, during and after surgery.
The council was established as the result of a review to combine and strengthen the functions of the Victorian Consultative Council of Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity (VCCAMM) and the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council (VSCC). Read the review.
Reporting to the VPCC
Health services must report perioperative harm or death.
Reviewing, investigating and improving perioperative outcomes
The council monitors, reviews and analyses cases of perioperative mortality and morbidity in Victoria and investigates matters referred by the Minister for Health, Safer Care Victoria and the Department of Health.
Perioperative mortality and morbidity refers to adverse events (including death) that may occur just prior to, during or just after surgery.
The council makes recommendations to help clinicians and health services improve practices and reduce incidents of perioperative mortality and morbidity.
Perioperative safety reports
View past reports from VCCAMM and VSCC.
VPCC Emergency Laparotomy Workshop
10 December 2022
- ANZELA Second Report, James Aitken
- ERAS guidelines for emergency laparotomy, James Aitken
- Managing high risk patients in RMH Perioperative Care of Older Patients clinic, Rachel Aitken
- How predictive is NELA in Victoria and Australia?, John Keflianos, Douglas Stupart
- Risk adjusting mortality from administrative data, Marcela Cespedes (CSIRO)
- When there should be no laparotomy, James Aitken
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Angus Lee (Bendigo Health)
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Dennis Gyomber (Northern Health)
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Dr John Kefalianos (Surgical Registrar) (Grampians Health)
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Rose Shakerian (RMH)
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Simon Banting (St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne)
- Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy, Prof David Watters, Sonal Nagra, Prof Glenn Guest, Prof Douglas Stupart, Claudine Banal, Henna Iqbal (Barwon Health)
Page last updated: 04 Jan 2023