Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - History

Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - History is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Relevant information should be first obtained through chart review followed by corroboration with the patient interview. Prior knowledge of the patient's history when beginning the interview is reassuring to the anxious patient. When the medical record is not available, a history obtained from the patient may be supplemented through discussions with the patient's other physicians. Information gathered should include the following:

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