Anaesthesia in the obese patient

Obesity is an increasing problem and its burden on healthcare resources is well documented | Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

This article gives an overview of the physiological and pharmacological considerations when anaesthetizing the obese patient. It will look at key aspects of assessing obese patients, and planning and delivering a safe anaesthetic to them. Special areas of focus include correct drug dosing, as well as equipment, monitoring and environmental aspects involved in delivering the anaesthetic.

Full reference: Nelson, G &  Clayton, R. (2017) Anaesthesia in the obese patient. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. Published online: 14 August 2017

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s