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ANAESTHESIA FOR THE MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENT

ANAESTHESIA FOR THE MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENT

ANAESTHESIA FOR THE MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENT - KEY ISSUES

This course will cover the fundamental topics on obesity and anaesthesia. It involves understanding disease processes and consequences, the impact of obesity on the cardiovascular, respiratory system and on the pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs. Other topics covered will include: The metabolic syndrome, OSAS/OHS, fasting guidelines, preoperative assessment and risk reduction strategies, airway and ventilation issues, postoperative analgesia and regional anaesthesia.