Preanesthetic evaluation.

  • Lance Latham
  • Published 1999 in Dental clinics of North America


A thorough preanesthetic evaluation is the most important function an anesthesiologist can perform to prevent anesthetic morbidity and mortality and ensure a smooth course of anesthetic administration. This evaluation is best accomplished by a thoughtful review of the patient's history, examination of the patient's airway, and anticipation of the effect of anesthesia on the patient.

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@article{Latham1999PreanestheticE, title={Preanesthetic evaluation.}, author={Lance Latham}, journal={Dental clinics of North America}, year={1999}, volume={43 2}, pages={217-29} }