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Anaesthesiology ( MBBS): Course Outline

Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics. Anaesthetics are used during tests and surgical operations to numb sensation in certain areas of the body or induce sleep. This prevents pain and discomfort

Course Outline S1

1 The Practice and scope of Anesthesiology                                                
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  • Preoperative assessment and premedication, & preoperative documentation
  • The process of preoperative assessment
  • Prediction of preoperative morbidity or mortality
  • Possum
  • Preoperative preparation
  • Premedication and other prophylactic measures
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  • Anaesthetic apparatus & equipment
  • Gas supplies
  • Cylinders
  • The anaesthetic machine
  • Safety features of modern anaesthetic machines
  • Breathing systems
  • Ventilators
  • Scavenging
  • Reservoir bags
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Tracheal tubes
  • Protecting the breathing system in anaesthesia
  • Supraglottic airway devices (sads)
  • Other apparatus
  • Decontamination of anaesthetic equip
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Airway Management

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  • Clinical measurement and monitoring
  • Process of clinical measurement
  • Biological electrical signals
  • Biological mechanical signals
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The respiratory system
  • Gas and vapour analysis
  • Blood gas analysis
  • The nervous system
  • Temperature
  • Blood loss and transfusion
  • Monitoring standards
  • Alarms
  • General guidelines for monitoring during anaesthesia
  • Anaesthetic record-keeping
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  • Pharmacological principles
  • How do drugs act?
  • The blood–brain barrier and placenta
  • Plasma protein binding
  • Metabolism
  • Drug excretion
  • Pharmacokinetic principles
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Methods of drug administration
  • Drug interactions
  • Volatile anaesthetic agents class=MsoNormal style='mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'>The nervous system
  • Temperature
  • Blood loss and transfusion
  • Monitoring standards
  • Alarms
  • General guidelines for monitoring during anaesthesia
  • Anaesthetic record-keeping
   
1 Basic physics for the anaesthetist
  • Basic definitions
  • Fluids
  • Gas regulators
  • The venturi, the injector and bernoulli
  • Heat
  • Vaporization and vaporizers
  • Humidity and humidification
  • Solubility of gases
  • Electricity
  • Isotopes and radiation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Lasers
  • Optical fibres
  • Fires and explosions
 

Management of the difficult airway

  • Before managing the difficult airway
  • Management of the difficult airway
  • Difficult airways and their management
  • Management of unpredicted difficult intubation
  • Emergency surgical airway techniques
  • Management of the predicted difficult airway
  • Management of the obstructed airway
  • Specific techniques
  • Extubation and recovery
  • The difficult airway in other locations
  • Management of the difficult airway in children
  • After difficult airway management
  • Optical fibres
  • Fires and explosions
2 Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
3 Renal Physiology 
4 Hepatic Physiology 
5 Spinal, Epidural & Caudal Blocks
6 Spinal, Epidural & Caudal Blocks

 

1 Anesthesia for Patients with Respiratory Disease
2 Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery
3 Anesthesia for Patients with Kidney Disease
4 Anesthesia for Genitourinary Surgery 
5 Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease
6 Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease
7 Anesthesia for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease
8 Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery
9 Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngologic
10 Anesthesia for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
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Haematological disorders and blood transfusion

  • The physiology of blood
  • Haematological disorders and their impact on anaesthesia
  • Interventional procedures and regional anaesthesia in coagulopathic patients
  • Thrombosis and acute ischaemic events
  • Patients with haematological malignancy
  • Blood products and blood transfusion
  • Major hemorrhage
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Drugs used in renal disease

  • Drug considerations in patients with renal dysfunction
  • Vasoactive drugs used in renal dysfunction
  • Diuretics
  • Acute renal failure, sepsis and the intensive care unit
  • Acute kidney injury after cardiac or major vascular surgery
  • Drugs and renal transplantation

 

1 Anesthesia for Neurosurgery Neurophysiology & Anesthesia
2 Nutrition in Perioperative & Critical Care
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Peripheral Nerve Blocks

4 Chronic Pain Management
5 Ambulatory, Nonoperating Room & Office-Based Anesthesia
6 Anesthesia for Patients with Neurologic & Psychiatric Diseases
7 Pediatric Anesthesia
8 Geriatric Anesthesia
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Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery 

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Neurophysiology & Anesthesia Anesthesia for Neurosurgery 

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Management of the high-risk surgical patient

  • What makes an operation high-risk?
  • Identifying the high-risk surgical patient
  • Risk prediction scoring systems
  • Revised cardiac risk index
  • Postoperative pulmonary complication risk predictors
  • Laboratory investigations for risk assessment
  • Reducing risk before surgery
  • Alternatives to major surgery
  • Preoperative interventions to reduce risk
  • Identifying patients in need of postoperative critical care
  • Perioperative management of the high-risk patient
  • Postoperative management
  • Inotropic support for the high-risk surgical patient
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  • Critical Care
  • Safety, Quality, & Performance
  • Improvement 

 

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