Administration of general anesthesia

Carly C. Guthrie, Jeffrey Lu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Preoperative preparation should include evaluating the patient with a history and physical, any necessary laboratory tests, inquiring about the NPO status of the patient, examining the airway, and determining the appropriate anesthetic plan. Discussing the anesthetic plan along with the risks and benefits of the anesthesia, as well as any procedures specific to the anesthetic, is essential for patient satisfaction, anxiety reduction, and for obtaining informed consent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Clinical Anesthesia Review
Subtitle of host publicationKeywords, Questions and Answers for the Boards
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781139584005
ISBN (Print)9781107681309
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Airway exam
  • Emergence and extubation
  • Emergency preoperative preparation
  • NPO requirements
  • Predictors of difficult intubation
  • Predictors of difficult mask ventilation
  • Preoperative preparation
  • Rapid sequence induction
  • Stages and signs of anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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