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1

what is the determinant of inspired partial pressure for isoflurane?

temperature

2

when was the ASA classification system first described?

1941

3

What are the ASA physical status classifications?

I. localized pathological process scheduled for surgery or procedure. no systemic disturbances
II. mild to moderate systemic disturbance(s) with or without relation to scheduled surgery or procedure.
III. severe systemic disturbance(s) from whatever cause(s)
IV. life-threatening systemic disorder(s) which may not be correctab;e by planned surgery or procedure
V. moribund patient
VI. organ donor
E. emergency

4

most common cause of tachycardia in PACU?

pain

5

max Paw you should generate during bag mask ventilation? mechanical ventilation?

20
30

6

how does decreased minute ventilation effect ETCO2?

increases

7

volume of E cylinder for O2, Air, and N2O?

625: O2 & Air
1590: N2O

8

pressure (in psi) of E cylinder for O2, Air and N2O?

2200: O2
2000: Air
745: N2O

9

what is the recommended dose of an anti cholinesterase drug to aid in reversing a patient with a TOF of 0/4?

None, need at least 1 twitch

10

what is the normal value assigned to the concept of apnic threshold?

37

11

what effect does a narcotic have on a patient's CO2 response curve?

CO2 response decrease

12

what partition coefficient is most responsible for determining the speed of wake up?

blood-gas

13

what are the most common sites for auscultation?

precordial, pretracheal and esophageal

14

what are the three types of stethoscopes used in anesthesia?

binaural, monaural and esophageal

15

what is a common depth of an esophageal stethoscope for an adult patient?

30 cm from the lips

16

how many "leads" can be acquired in a 3 wire ECG system?

6

17

what is the most commonly used method for NIBP?

oscillometric

18

define parenteral

entering body in route other than GI tract

19

What is a legal requirement for the anesthesia record?

Indelible ink

20

Which induction drug has a garlicky taste?

Thiopental

21

What does the R A E mean for an Oral or Nasal RAE ETT Tube?

Ring Adair and Elwyn

22

EBL from 4 x 4 sponge

10 mL

23

How will an incompetent expiratory valve or CO2 absorber manifest on the capnogram?

capnogram will not return to zero

24

What is the calculation for BMI?

Weight in kg / height in m^2

25

What is the normal insufflation pressures for laparoscopic surgery?

10-15 mmHg

26

What is the pressure in the abdomen for an exploratory laparotomy?

Atmospheric

27

What does laparotomy mean?

Open belly

28

What does opisthotonus mean?

Arched back spasms

29

What conditions would lead to a falsely low reading with pulse oximetry?

-- Hyperbilirubinemia
-- Methylene blue administration

30

Why is there a risk of hypokalemia with HCTZ usage?

Because the inhibition of Na & Cl reabsorption so there is increase in excretion of ions

31

anesthesia machine, maximum flow rate from oxygen flush valve

75 L/min

32

What is the advantage of an Aintree catheteer as an adjunct for FFOB intubation?

can be used for HPOV and as an intubating stylet for the ETT