Preoperative Assessment: Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine / Edition 1

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An increasing number of patients presented for anaesthesia and surgery have a significant co-existing medical disease. This book describes the assessment and optimization of patients prior to surgery. Risk analysis and cost benefit of treatment as well as implications of consent are considered. Preoperative starvation and medication are also considered.
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Foreword to the Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine Series (Ronald M. Jones, Alan R. Aitkenhead, Pierre Foex).

Preface (Jeremy N. Cashman).

Section I: Preoperative assessment of the patient.

1. The preoperative visit (Jeremy N. Cashman).

2. History and examination (Rodney F. Armstrong).

3. Preoperative investigations (Joseph Foss).

4. Implications of intercurrent disease (Lesley M. Bromley).

Sections 2: Risk assessment.

5. Assessing risk (Jean-Pierre van Besouw).

Section 3: Preoperative preparation of the patient.

6. Preoperative optimisation (Verghese T. Cherian, Andrew.

A. Tomlinson).

7. Patient consent (Christopher Heneghan).

8. Preoperative fasting (Sarah Young, Stephanie Phillips).

9. Premedication (Carl Gwinnutt, Anthony McCluskey).



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