- Make sound, evidence-based decisions on every aspect of patient care: preoperative assessment, monitoring and administration of anesthesia during surgery, postoperative intensive care management, and postoperative pain management.
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Section I. Introduction
1: Evidence-Based Practice Parameters: The American Society of Anesthesiologists
Section II. Preoperative Preparation
2: Update on Preprocedure Testing
3: Is a Preoperative Screening Clinic Cost-Effective?
4: Who Should Have a Preoperative 12-Lead Electrocardiogram?
5: Is Routine Preoperative Pregnancy Testing Necessary?
6: What Are the Risk Factors for Perioperative Stroke?
7: Should We Delay Surgery in the Patient with Recent Cocaine Use?
8: Should All Antihypertensive Agents Be Continued before Surgery?
9: Is There an Optimal Timing for Smoking Cessation?
10: Which Patient Should Have a Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation (Stress Test)?
11: Should Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease Undergo Prophylactic Revascularization Before Noncardiac Surgery?
12: What are the Role and Management of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Noncardiac Surgery?
13: How Should We Prepare the Patient with a Pacemaker/Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator?
14: When Should Pulmonary Function Tests Be Performed Preoperatively?
Section III. Perioperative Management
15: Does the Airway Examination Predict Difficult Intubation?
16: Is there a Best Approach for Patients with Difficult Airways: Regional Versus General Anesthesia?
17: What is the Optimal Airway Management in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy?
18: Is There a Best Approach to Induction of Anesthesia in Emergent Situations?
19: Do Inhalational Agents Have Beneficial or Harmful Effects on Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury?
20: Does Anesthetic Choice Affect Surgical and Recovery Times?
21: What Are the Benefits of Different Ventilatory Techniques?
22: Is There an Optimal Perioperative Hemoglobin?
23: When Are Platelets and Plasma Tr