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Anesthesia Care on the Day of Surgery 

Anesthesia Care on the Day of Surgery
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Anesthesia Care on the Day of Surgery
Author(s):

Claudia F. Clavijo

, Mary E. Arthur

, and Efrain Riveros-Perez

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190885885.003.0004
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date: 23 February 2020

This chapter provides anesthesia residents with recommendations that will guide them through the sequence of events on the day of surgery. This chapter focuses on operating room setup, basic pharmacology, medications typically used in the operating room, guidelines for discontinuation of at-home medications, intraoperative patient monitoring, and ventilation. There is also a detailed discussion on patient positioning and potential complications related to positioning. Checklists facilitate efficiency and ensure that all important steps are completed before patients receive anesthesia care. These recommendations may be adjusted to meet specific needs and institutional standards.

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