Pre‐operative respiratory optimization

An expert review of respiratory optimization from Anaesthesia.

It discusses the evidence for approaching conditions such as COPD, Asthma, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Smoking. A review of the evidence is provided on smoking cessation, exercise testing, exercise training, respiratory muscle training, and how they may impact improved respiratory outcomes post-operatively.

Acute respiratory infections, low Oxygen Saturation or uncontrolled symptoms or signs may be the most clear cut reasons for delaying elective surgery.

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