ANESTHESIA

Generic Events

Feb 22, 2019 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on Generic Events

Acute Hemorrhage Definition Acute hemorrhage is the acute loss of a large volume of blood and can be either overt or covert. Overt Can be visualized in the surgical field,…

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Metabolic Events

Feb 22, 2019 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on Metabolic Events

Addisonian Crisis (Acute Adrenal Insufficiency) Definition Addisonian crisis, or acute adrenal insufficiency, is a relative or absolute deficiency of adrenal corticosteroid hormones resulting in hemodynamic or other compromise. Etiology Primary…

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Debriefing

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What Is Debriefing? The concept of debriefing after a challenging event has become commonplace in the health care simulation world, but debriefing as we describe it in this chapter includes…

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Teaching Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management

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This book attempts to lay out the principles of learning and teaching anesthesia crisis resource management (ACRM) in anesthesia practice. Although the principles can be summarized in a book, and…

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Barbiturates: Porphyrias

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Abstract Patients with acute/inducible porphyrias are at risk of porphyric crisis, particularly in the perioperative period. Drugs administered in the perioperative period, the condition requiring the surgery, stress, and/or fasting…

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Disorders of Potassium Balance

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Abstract Potassium plays an important role in the resting membrane potential of excitable cells such as cardiac myocytes, and disorders of potassium balance can cause life-threatening arrhythmias. Hypokalemia in hospitalized…

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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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Abstract Morbidity and mortality related to thoracic aortic aneurism repair remains high despite advances in endovascular and open techniques. TAA patients are older, carry multiple comorbidities, and present with unique…

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Magnesium

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Abstract Magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation in the body and plays a significant role in the homeostasis of multiple body systems. Magnesium levels are regulated through gastrointestinal absorption…

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