Episode 2: Temperature Regulation

In this episode I review the topics of intraoperative hypothermia and temperature regulation.  Lots of good board review topics and some sample board review questions.  The slides are available here: Temperature Regulation Slides

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Topics covered:

Hypothermia: Etiology, Prevention, Treatment, Complications

Effect of Drugs/Anesthesia on Temperature regulation

Heat Loss and mechanisms

Temperature Regulating centers

Heat Production and Conservation

Body Temperature measurement sites and gradients

Non MH hyperthermia syndromes

Fever facts

NOTE: I updated this episode a couple of days after it was first published.  One of our residents pointed out that I had incorrectly stated that hypothermia increases MAC when it actually lowers it. I have now corrected the episode to reflect that and to clarify the role of increasing the temperature of the operating room itself.

Episode 1: Properties and laws of volatile anesthetics

This is a very high yield episode to help you review for the anesthesia board exam.  I cover the board key word section entitled gas laws which includes a focus on volatile anesthetics, their properties, and how they act on, and in, the human body.

Topics covered will include:

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