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AATP 4 - PreAnesthetic Evaluation - 604

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS
  • DDS, Loyola University,1979
  • OMFS residency, Cook County Hospital, 1982
  • Board Certification:  ABOMS, NDBA
  • Private Practice, 28 years
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois School of Dentistry
  • Disclosure: none

    Course Description

    This is the fourth of 10 modules included in the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP). Pre-anesthetic evaluation via patient interview and physical examination is discussed.  Concepts of risk assessment and patient optimization prior to sedation / anesthetic are introduced. PLEASE NOTE: This course is only available as part of the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program and cannot be purchased individually. Please navigate to ANESTHESIA ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM (upper left) to purchase this program.

    Course Objectives

    • Describe the steps of the patient interview as the most important mechanism for pre-anesthetic evaluation
    • Identify patients with a potential difficult airway
    • Accurately measure blood pressure
    • Explain the ASA Physical Status Classification

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