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Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems

Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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The purpose of review of systems is to elicit symptoms of occult disease and to determine the stability of current disease processes. Coexisting illnesses may complicate the surgical and anesthetic course. These illnesses should be evaluated in a systematic organ systems approach with an emphasis on recent changes in symptoms, signs, and treatment (see, also, Chapters 2 through 6). In certain circumstances, preoperative specialty consultation may be needed to answer specific questions about the interpretation of unusual laboratory tests, unfamiliar drug therapies, or changes in the patient's baseline status. Consultants should not be asked for a general “clearance” for anesthesia because this is the specific responsibility of the anesthesiologist. A minimum review of systems should seek to elicit the following information:

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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728502/all/Evaluating_the_Patient_Before_Anesthesia___Review_of_Systems.
Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728502/all/Evaluating_the_Patient_Before_Anesthesia___Review_of_Systems. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728502/all/Evaluating_the_Patient_Before_Anesthesia___Review_of_Systems
Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Review of Systems [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728502/all/Evaluating_the_Patient_Before_Anesthesia___Review_of_Systems.
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