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Anaesthesia for the Patient with Hepatic Failure

Anaesthesia for the Patient with Hepatic Failure

Anaesthesia for the Patient with Hepatic Failure

James Ryan
James Ryan
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 18 Jul 2018
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Anaesthesia for patients with hepatic impairment can present many challenges. This session will explore the effects of hepatic impairment on the various organ systems of the body, and the implications this has for the pre-, peri- and postoperative anaesthetic management.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Recall the common causes of liver failure
• Describe the effect of liver failure on individual organ systems
• Perform a preoperative assessment in a patient with liver disease
• Describe the implications of various anaesthetic techniques in patients with hepatic impairment
• Describe the diagnosis and management of hepatorenal syndrome
James Ryan

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James Ryan
on behalf of Health Education England

Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

James Ryan is a consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in intensive care medicine.

A graduate of Leicester University, he trained in Leicester, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne before his appointment to a consultant position at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

James has a particular interest in medical education and is currently a Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine (IBTICM) board tutor, runs a simulator course for new anaesthetists, and is studying for the diploma of clinical education at Newcastle University.

Current clinical and research interests include cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and patient optimization before major surgery.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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