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OMSKU V- Patient Assessment


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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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