March: Caffeine Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

In anesthesia practice and treatment, pharmacology and therapeutics are intimately related, synergistic, and mutually reinforcing. Pharmacologic agents such as drugs can have a range of effects on vital body systems, affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems, as well as causing perioperative risks and concerns.

Learn more about the specific effects of caffeine as a pharmacologic agent in perioperative care for patients in the free access chapter, 'Caffeine', from Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice edited by Anita Gupta and Nina Singh-Radcliff (OUP, 2013).