ANESTHESIA

Business Logistics

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Business Logistics 19.1 Staffing for Preoperative Assessment Ronald P. Olson There are many staffing models for preoperative assessments. Each institution will need to develop a process to serve patients with…

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Medication Management

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Medication Management 18.1 Medication Management Jay S. Kersh Generally speaking, the goal of medical therapy is to restore and/or maintain homeostasis. These goals may be achieved with pharmacotherapy targeted at…

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Preoperative Assessment for Specific Locations

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Preoperative Assessment for Specific Locations 17.1 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Yasmeen Beg As technologies continue to emerge, anesthesiologists increasingly are asked to provide anesthesia outside of the traditional operating room setting….

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Anesthesia-Specific Issues

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Anesthesia-Specific Issues 16.1 Appropriateness, Informed Consent, and Shared Decision Making Matthew B. Allen Angela M. Bader The pursuit of appropriate, high-value surgical care is an increasingly important focus of health…

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Pediatric Patients

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Pediatric Patients 15.1 The Pediatric Patient Lynne R. Ferrari The objective of the preoperative evaluation of the pediatric surgical patient is to gather medical information and alleviate the fear and…

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Geriatric Patients

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Geriatric Patients 14.1 Approach to Geriatric Surgical Patients Sunghye Kim Age is a strong predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality. For noncardiac surgery, 30-day mortality increases by a factor of…

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Miscellaneous Issues

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Miscellaneous Issues 13.1 Multiple Drug Allergies Laura B. Hemmer Allergy history is an integral part of preoperative assessment. Detailed and accurate history is particularly important in preparation for anesthesia when…

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The Acutely III Patient

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The Acutely III Patient 11.1 Critical Illness David Wang Vivek K. Moitra There are several preoperative challenges when patients who require intensive care need surgery. The critically ill patient can…

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Musculoskeletal and Autoimmune Disorders

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Musculoskeletal and Autoimmune Disorders 10.1 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Debra D. Pulley Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease that can cause multiorgan damage. The etiology of SLE is…

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