Perioperative Management of Drug Therapy

  title={Perioperative Management of Drug Therapy},
  author={M. S. Smith and H. Muir and R. Hall},
  • M. S. Smith, H. Muir, R. Hall
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • SummaryThe objectives for the provision of a safe anaesthetic include rendering the patient analgesic for the procedure (amnesic if appropriate), with control of adverse haemodynamic perturbations, and muscle relaxation to facilitate surgery as necessary. This must be done with an understanding of the patient’s pre-existing pathophysiology and drug therapy. This article focuses on the management of medications in the perioperative period from the practitioner’s perspective. Areas of drug… CONTINUE READING
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