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Chapter 3. Preoperative Preparation

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) patient classification system

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A. Is an approach to categorizing patients preoperatively to assess their risk for an operative procedure

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B. Requires specific measures of certain laboratory values in order to complete the scoring system

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C. Can be used to determine who not to operate on, for example, no ASA 5 patients should undergo operation

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D. Includes categories ASA 1 through ASA 5

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E. Both A and C are true

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A. Is an approach to categorizing patients preoperatively to assess their risk for an operative procedure

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The perioperative process, including the workup regarding safety for anesthetic, after the decision to operate has been made

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A. Is the sole province of the anesthesiology specialists

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B. Should not take into account the planned operation

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C. Is best performed by specialists not directly invested in the planned operation

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D. Should include a pain assessment to aid in the management of postoperative pain

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E. Both A and C are true

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D. Should include a pain assessment to aid in the management of postoperative pain

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk

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A. Has no relationship to the family history

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B. Is assessed using the RCRI score

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C. Can be modified by risk-based interventions

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D. Has few long-term consequences as long as a pulmonary embolus is not fatal

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E. Frequently should be modified by placement of an inferior vena cava filter preoperatively

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C. Can be modified by risk-based interventions

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Patients with diabetes mellitus require more operations than their nonaffected counterparts, and if diabetes mellitus is not carefully controlled, they have increased risk of

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A. Surgical site infection (SSI)

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B. Perioperative adrenal insufficiency

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C. Perioperative hypoglycemia

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D. A, B, and C are all true

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E. Both A and C are true

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E. Both A and C are true

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