Corpus ID: 29611451

Preanesthetic care. Intoxication and trauma.

  title={Preanesthetic care. Intoxication and trauma.},
  author={Thomas D. Watson and J. F. Lee},
  journal={Clinical anesthesia},
  volume={11 2},
  • Thomas D. Watson, J. F. Lee
  • Published 1976
  • Medicine
  • Clinical anesthesia
  • On the basis of the above discussion, a number of useful guidelines appear for the anesthetic management of alcohol and drug abusers. 1. Because of the decreased ability of intoxicated patients to withstand hemorrhage, blood replacement therapy should probably be instituted earlier than in the nonintoxicated patient. 2. Because the chronic alcoholic may actually be iso-osmotically overhydrated, fluid therapy must be planned with care. 3. Because of the tendency to hypoglycemia, glucose should… CONTINUE READING