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Preoperative Assessment for the Anesthesia Assistant - 301

Presenter: Michael Rollert, DDS
  • DDS, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, 1995
  • OMFS residency, Medical College of Virginia, 1999
  • Private Practice, Chairman, Assistant Education Courses, ADSA
  • Board of Directors, ADSA
  • Committee Member, AAOMS Committee on Anesthesia
  • Disclosure: Dr. Rollert reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

The anesthesia assistant plays a vital role on the anesthesia team. Duties may include pre-anesthetic assessment, peri-anesthetic monitoring, and assisting in the management of emergency situations, among others. This program will focus on patient assessment, with emphasis on several common co-morbidities.

Course Objectives

  • Define the ASA Risk Classification System
  • Discuss Mallampati evaluation of the upper airway
  • Describe pathophysiologic changes in respiratory, cardiovascular and endocrine systems

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