Anesthesia Oral Board Review: Knocking Out the Boards by Jessica A. Lovich-Sapola

By Jessica A. Lovich-Sapola

The accreditation technique for anesthesia within the usa is taken into account essentially the most tough in all clinical specialties, with citizens required to cross either an oral and written examination to achieve certification. This ebook is specifically designed for the yankee Board of Anesthesiology Oral exam. The evidence-based technique is gifted in a concise outline-oriented layout, with an emphasis on try out effects and visible photos. The Knockout remedy Plan demonstrates the proper approach to handling the case to the delight of the examiners, whereas the Technical Knockout sections supply extra counsel for effectively passing the exam. the easy layout of this ebook makes it appropriate not just as an oral evaluation publication but additionally as an creation to anesthesia rotations for clinical scholars, scientific interns, and nurse anesthetist scholars; in addition, the publication can be utilized as a technical research advisor for anesthesia citizens. greater than a hundred themes during this booklet have already been board-review demonstrated via citizens.

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Lovich-Sapola, MD C linical Issues Thermodilution Cardiac Output (CO) Monitoring 1. This is the clinical standard for measuring cardiac output. 2. Cardiac output is the total blood flow generated by the heart. 3. 5 L/min. 4. The thermodilution method uses a thermal indicator. 5. The temperature of the patient’s blood is measured continuously by a thermistor at the tip of the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC). 6. The injectate temperature is measured by a second thermistor at the injectate port. 7.

Decrease in metabolic rate i. Hypothermia ii. Hypothyroidism b. Change in elimination i. Increased dead space/COPD ii. Hyperventilation iii. Decreased CO2 production v. Pulmonary embolism (air, thrombus, gas, fat, marrow, or amniotic) 5 3. Capnography c. Other i. Increased muscle relaxation ii. Increased depth of anesthesia iii. Wedging of the pulmonary artery catheter 2. Causes of increased EtCO2 a. Increased metabolic rate i. Increased CO2 production (malignant hyperthermia, thyrotoxicosis, and hyperthyroidism) ii.

The patient is found to have an abdominal hernia. His laboratory results reveal a sodium level of 157 mEq/L. The surgeon is concerned that the hernia is incarcerated and wants to operate immediately. What are your concerns? Would you like to order any more labs or tests? How would you treat the hypernatremia? Would you delay this surgery if it was an elective hernia repair? If this is emergent, what is your anesthetic plan? Clinical Issues Definition of Hypernatremia 1. Sodium (Na+) concentration of greater than 145 mEq/L 2.

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