Preoperative Risk Assessment and Intraoperative Monitoring

  • Catherine Gibb
  • W. John Russell
  • Brendon J. Coventry
Part of the Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences book series (SCRC)


In emergency surgical settings, opportunities for optimization of the patient are usually limited due to the lack of time and often the hours during which surgery is required. However, in elective surgical settings, especially with higher-risk patients who have multiple comorbidities, preoperative evaluation and optimization are important considerations to reduce the risk of adverse events and to improve clinical outcomes. This chapter aims to provide information on perioperative assessment and intraoperative monitoring in an effort to reduce the rates of complications, risks, and consequences associated with surgery. For other associated procedures, refer to the relevant chapter or volume.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Aortic Stenosis Antiplatelet Therapy Preoperative Assessment Malignant Hyperthermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Gibb
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. John Russell
    • 3
  • Brendon J. Coventry
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Royal Adelaide HospitalUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.Discipline of Surgery, Royal Adelaide HospitalUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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