14. Anesthesia—More than Sleeping
Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Basics of Blood Management, Second edition
How to Cite
Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Anesthesia—More than Sleeping, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch14
- Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
- Published Print: 24 AUG 2012
Print ISBN: 9780470670705
Online ISBN: 9781118338070
- Controlled hypotension;
- Regional anesthesia;
- Ventilation pattern
The anesthesiologist plays an important role in the perioperative blood management of patients. His/her work is not just inducing hypnosis, relaxation, and pain control, but also includes many facets of blood management. These include preparing the patient for surgery, reducing blood loss during surgery, and caring for the patient after surgery. This chapter will outline some of the basics of how an anesthesiologist can give anesthesia in a way that reduces the patient's blood loss and enhances his/her outcome.