The ATTENDING System: Anesthesiology

Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)


The implementation of the ATTENDING system, which critiques anesthetic management, was the start of our exploration of the critiquing approach (P. L. Miller 1984). ATTENDING is designed to critique an anesthetist’s plan for general or regional anesthesia. A plan for general anesthesia, for instance, includes the choice of drugs and techniques proposed for:
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    Induction of anesthesia (putting the patient to sleep)

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    Intubation (passing an endotracheal tube in to the patient’s trachea to secure and protect his airway)

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    Maintenance of anesthesia (keeping the patient asleep)



Anesthetic Technique Anesthetic Management Full Stomach Inhalational Technique Cricoid Pressure 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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