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Upon completion of this section, the learner should be to:
•Recognize indications for preoperative coronary revascularization.
•Identify rationale for and appropriate pre-anesthesia management of cardiac medications.
•Stratify cardiac risk factors.
•Summarize the pathophysiology of common hepatic diseases.
•Discuss the aspects of the appropriate preanesthesia work up of the liver disease patient.
•Develop a plan for the management of postoperative glycemic control of the diabetic patient.
•Analyze perioperative glucocorticoid replacement regimens according to level of surgical stress.
•Summarize the physiologic changes of the various organ systems that occur with age and their implication on anesthesia management.
•Identify risk factors for postoperative delirium and develop a plan to decrease its likelihood.
•Describe the physiological and anatomical differences between children and adults and their impact on surgical and anesthetic care.
•List the recommended fasting guidelines for children undergoing anesthesia.
•Recognize the indications for various laboratory testing for bleeding disorders.
•Review the indications for and mechanisms of various anticoagulant and anti-platelet drugs.
•Discuss the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases.
•Describe how to reduce the risk of anesthesia related complications related to pulmonary diseases and how to manage them when they occur.
•Review the laboratory evaluation of the renal disease patient.
•Name the particular precautions necessary when providing anesthesia to the renal failure patient.
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