Decision Making in Perioperative Medicine: Clinical Pearls (Paperback)
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Minimize risk for every surgery-bound patient with this concise, high-yield clinical reference With new surgical advances and innovations, more older, sicker, higher-risk patients are undergoing surgery. Expertly assessing and managing patients with comorbidities who are undergoing surgical procedures is an absolutely critical task today--and Decision Making in Perioperative Medicine: Clinical Pearls will ensure that you make the right decisions through every step of the process. Which risk calculator should you use? How long should you delay surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention? Should the patient continue taking aspirin? How long before surgery should you stop a direct-acting oral anticoagulant? Decision Making in Perioperative Medicine: Clinical Pearls answers your questions when it comes to perioperative care. Filled with algorithms, tables, and clinical pearls, this practical resource is organized into three sections:
- Key takeaways on preoperative evaluation, testing, anesthesia, and medication management
- Expert guidance on evaluating the effect of comorbidities on surgical outcome and providing strategies for medical optimization to minimize risk
- Review of common postoperative medical complications and treatment
About the Author
Steven L. Cohn, MD, MACP, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, and Medical Director, UHealth Preoperative Assessment Center, at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He established the preoperative medical clinic and directed the medical consultation service for almost 30 years at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Cohn is the recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching, the organization's highest award that honors best practices in hospital medicine.