Anesthesia Central is an all-in-one web and mobile solution for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. This collection of drug, procedures and test information is derived from Davis’s Drug, MGH Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals. Explore these free sample topics:
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First Things First (assess and treat)
- Is there airway compromise?
- Is there mucosal involvement? Are the lips or gums swollen?
- Is there audible wheezing or stridor?
- Is there tachypnea, grunting, flaring or retractions?
- Is there hemodynamic instability?
- Is the patient hypotensive?
- Does the patient have delayed capillary refill?
- Is this anaphylaxis?
- Assess ABCs and support accordingly.
- Once ABCs are stabilized, evaluate for neurologic disability and meningeal signs.
- Consider meningococcemia early if a new rash preceded by mild upper respiratory infection is present in adolescent or college-age patients ± fever.