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Chapter 3. Preoperative Preparation

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) patient classification system

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

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

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

D. Includes categories ASA 1 through ASA 5

E. Both A and C are true

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

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

A. Is the sole province of the anesthesiology specialists

B. Should not take into account the planned operation

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

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

E. Both A and C are true

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

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk

A. Has no relationship to the family history

B. Is assessed using the RCRI score

C. Can be modified by risk-based interventions

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

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

C. Can be modified by risk-based interventions

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

A. Surgical site infection (SSI)

B. Perioperative adrenal insufficiency

C. Perioperative hypoglycemia

D. A, B, and C are all true

E. Both A and C are true

E. Both A and C are true

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