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Assessment of the Preoperative Patient - 303

Presenter: Claudine M. Sordyl, RN, MS
  • RN, University of Detroit Mercy
  • MS, Health Services Administration, University of Detroit
  • Associate Professor, Dept OMFS, University of Detroit Mercy
  • National presentations relating to anesthesia assisting
  • Disclosure: Ms. Sordyl reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

The anesthesia assistant is a vital member of the anesthesia team. This presentation emphasizes the active role that assistants will assume in pre-anesthetic patient assessment.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the essential components of an appropriate patient evaluation
  • Discuss the different modifications in treatment plans due to medical status dealing with one disease entity at a time
  • Identify guidelines in obtaining a manual or electronic blood pressure reading.

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