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Consider the following scenario: You are performing a procedure on a canine patient that you feel is at an appropriate anesthetic depth. Which of the following settings would be most appropriate if using Sevoflurane in this patient?

c. 3.5%


Which of the following statements about how to induce anesthesia in a young healthy patient using an IV agent such as thiopental or propofol is least accurate?

a. If, after giving the initial amount, the patient is not adequately anesthetized to allow intubation, give the rest of the calculated dose.


Which of the following statements regarding IV induction agents is least accurate?

d. Thiopental sodium is generally given intravenously but can be given intramuscularly in uncooperative patients.


Which of the following barbiturates can be used to maintain anesthesia without prolonging recovery?

b. Methohexital


Which of the following statements about thiopental sodium is least accurate?

c. It commonly induces seizures during recovery.


Which of the following statements regarding endotracheal intubation is false?

a. Choosing a tube that is too short may cause increased mechanical dead space.


Which of the following is an indicator that the endotracheal tube has been placed in the esophagus instead of the trachea?

b. The unidirectional valves don’t move.


The term atelectasis refers to:

d. Collapsed alveoli


After an anesthetic procedure, when is it best to extubate a dog?

c. When the animal begins to swallow


Hypostatic congestion may be present at the end of the anesthetic protocol. This term refers to the:

b. Pooling of blood in the dependent lung


Which of the following protocols would result in the fastest induction time and the best control over anesthetic depth?

d. IV induction with an ultra-short-acting agent, and maintenance with an inhalant


Mask inductions in small animal patients are:

d. Possible only with use of inhalant agents with a low solubility coefficient


Which of the following techniques are used most often in most general small animal practices?

a. General anesthesia and sedation


An 18-kg adult dog of normal conformation would likely require a … endotracheal tube.

c. 9- to 9.5-mm


An endotracheal tube is used to:

a. Decrease dead space
b. Maintain a patent airway
c. Protect the patient from aspiration of vomitus
d. Allow the anesthetist to ventilate the patient


Problems associated with endotracheal intubation include:

b. Pressure necrosis of the tracheal mucosa
c. Intubation of a bronchus
d. Spread of infectious disease


During anesthetic maintenance:

a. The patient should be supported as it loses consciousness
c. If a patient has one diseased lung, it should be positioned with the diseased side down
d. The anesthetist should avoid any more than a 15-degree elevation of the rear quarters


The length of the anesthetic recovery period may be influenced by:

a. Body temperature
b. Patient condition
c. The length of time the patient was under
d. The breed of the patient


Which of the following is/are not a normal sign(s) of recovery?

c. Seizures


Which of the following actions is appropriate during anesthetic recovery?

a. Administer oxygen at a high flow rate for 5 minutes after discontinuation of the anesthetic or until extubation.
c. Turn the patient about every 10 to 15 minutes.
d. Use warming methods to increase the body temperature.