Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ASA Syllabus on Geriatric Anesthesiology

One of the goals of the ASA Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia is to promote education of residents and anesthesiologists about those aspects of aging that affect anesthetic practice. This syllabus is our attempt to provide basic information useful to all anesthesia practitioners. Chapters are deliberately short in order to force focus on the important issues. More detailed information can easily be obtained from the references at the end of each chapter
Cardiovascular and Autonomic Nervous System Aging
Physiology of the Cardiovascular Effects of General Anesthesia in the Elderly
Cardiovascular Response to Spinal Anesthesia in the Elderly
Hemodilution Tolerance in Elderly Patients
Aging and the Respiratory System
Aging and the Urinary System
Perioperative Renal Insufficiency and Failure in Elderly Patients
Thermoregulation in the Elderly
Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Differences in the Elderly
Induction Agents
Muscle Relaxant Selection and Administration
Aging and the Central Nervous System
Postoperative Delirium in the Elderly
Safe Sedation of the Elderly Outside the Operating Room
Age-Related Disease
Anesthetic Risk and the Elderly
Perioperative Complications in Elderly Patients
Preanesthetic Evaluation for the Elderly Patient
Managing Medical Illness in the Elderly Surgical Patient
Ethical Challenges in the Anesthetic Care of the Geriatric Patient
Critical Care of the Elderly Patient
The Elderly Trauma Patient
Postoperative Pain Control in the Elderly Patient
Chronic Pain in Older Individuals: Consequences and Management
Palliative Care in Geriatric Anesthesia

Book details:
Author:ASA Committee
Publisher: American Society of Anesthesiologists
Pages: 78
Size: 769 KB
Format: pdf


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