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Anaeshesia of obese patient

The procedures and techniques commonly encountered in anaesthesia are different when carried out on obese patients. The obesity makes some of them more difficult, or even impossible to perform. Airway management and drug dosage are also specific. The aim of this algorithm is to show you the entire process of anaesthesia in order to realize the important moments when considering patient’s body size is necessary.

Author: MUDr. Marek Kovář, Emma Jurkovičová, Marta Juřeníková

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: anaesthesia | obesity | patient | ramping position

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

The procedures and techniques commonly encountered in anaesthesia are different when carried out on obese patients. The obesity makes some of them more difficult, or even impossible to perform. Airway management and drug dosage are also specific. The aim of this algorithm is to show you the entire process of anaesthesia in order to realize the important moments when considering patient’s body size is necessary.


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Review

Reviewer:

Dagmar Seidlová, MD, Ph.D., Head of Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, Maternity Hospital - University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic

The Anesthesiology Algorithm of obese patients concisely describes the most common complications anesthesiologists encounter while operating on obese patients. It acknowledges personal, mechanical and medicinal equipment as well as its logistical preparation. The course teaches the preparation of the patient for the operation, the operation’s introduction, execution and retrieval from unconsciousness.

publikováno: 28.4.2016 | last modified on: 16.5.2018