Preop Evaluation

Update on Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation for the Written Boards

Patient Evaluation, Preop Preparation

  • Physical Examination (Including Airway)
  • ASA Preoperative Testing Guidelines
  • ACC/AHA Guidelines for Perioperative
    Cardiovascular Evaluation
  • Interaction with Chronic Drug Therapy; Interaction with Anesthetic Agents
  • Adverse Reactions to Premedications; Patient Variability, Dose Response Curves, Side
  • Specific Problems in Disease States: Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism, Drug Abuse,
    Glaucoma, Uremia, Increased CSF Pressure, Chronic Steroid Ingestion, Obesity,
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Depression, COPD, Hypertension
  • Pediatric and Geriatric Doses, Routes of Administration
  • Role in Patients with Allergies
  • NPO and Full Stomach Status; Implications for Airway Management, Choice of Anesthesia
    Technique and Induction of Anesthesia; Gastric Emptying Time; Preoperative; Full
    Stomach and Induction of Anesthesia
  • Alteration of Gastric Fluid Volume and pH, Sphincter Tone
  • Continuation vs. Discontinuation of Chronic Medications: Antihypertensives, Anti-Anginal,
    Antihyperglycemics, Antidepressants, Platelet Inhibitors, Etc.
  • Prophylactic Cardiac Risk Reduction: Beta-Adrenergic Blockers, Prophylactic Antibiotics
  • Predication Indications, Risks of Administration, Drug Interactions
Preop Evaluation
Course Information
Dr. Michael Ho
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