Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Preoperative Medical Optimization

Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia - Preoperative Medical Optimization is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Preexisting medical conditions should be controlled or stabilized before surgery. Many of the complications associated with these conditions may be prevented by thoughtful administration of standard medications. Some medications should be discontinued or changed in the perioperative period.

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Preexisting medical conditions should be controlled or stabilized before surgery. Many of the complications associated with these conditions may be prevented by thoughtful administration of standard medications. Some medications should be discontinued or changed in the perioperative period.

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