The Complexity of Overweight - 203
The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing at an exponential rate. Obesity presents its own unique set of risk factors for the provision of sedation or general anesthesia. This course will review the effects of anesthesia on patients with obesity, the risks associated with anesthetizing the obese patient, and the treatment of complications associated with this population of patients.
- Identify anesthetic risk factors associated with obesity
- Discuss strategies for the anesthetic management of patients with obesity
- Define specific interventions prevent and treat complications associated with the provision of anesthesia for the patient with obesity
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