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Preparing the patient for surgery 

Preparing the patient for surgery
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Preparing the patient for surgery
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10.1093/med/9780199219018.003.0002
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date: 07 March 2021

Preoperative assessment 12

Preoperative optimization: introduction 16

Preoperative fluid management 17

Preoperative electrolyte correction 18

Preoperative oxygenation 20

Preoperative correction of haematological abnormalities 22

Preoperative optimization of chronic medical conditions 24

Preoperative thromboembolism prophylaxis 26

Other preoperative optimization considerations 28

Arranging theatre 30

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