Anesthesiology: Introduction
Anesthesiology: Introduction

Anesthesiology: Introduction

by Brian Warriner, MD

Anesthesiology is the field of medicine primarily focused on bringing upon the patient a state of anesthesia, which is characterized by a reversible loss of consciousness, analgesia, amnesia, and muscle relaxation by using pharmacological agents known as anesthetics. Other areas of focus include management of patients in the ICU, management of chronic pain, and palliative care.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the history of anesthesiology, respiration and the cardiovascular system while under the effects of anesthesia, important concepts of homeostasis and acid-base balance, anesthetic systems, and difficult airway management. Gases, induction drugs, opiates, and sedatives will be brought up for review.

For optimal understanding, the student should be familiar with the physiologies of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems (especially the mechanics of ventilation and lung volume), the basics of acid-base balance, the pathophysiology of pain, the basic concepts of pharmacology, and commonly used intravenous, local, and inhaled anesthetics.

Course Details

  • Videos 33
  • Duration 2:05 h
  • Quiz questions 84
  • Concept Pages 14


Your Educators of course Anesthesiology: Introduction

 Brian Warriner, MD

Brian Warriner, MD

Dr. Brian Warriner was the Head of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and an active clinician and teacher in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
He obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1980. He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s exam board in anesthesiology, and worked at Mulago Hospital and Makerere University in Uganda as a health system accreditor/surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Clinical Practitioner Award in 2019.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Warriner taught courses on Anesthesiology. He retired from clinical practice in 2016 and sadly passed away in 2019.

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By Sunitika S. on 10. July 2021 for Anesthesiology: Introduction

Very detailed explanation in a very simple way .happy with the content

From a pulmonologist perspective
By Nicolino M. on 02. December 2020 for Anesthesiology: Introduction

Enjoyed it very much. I can't put it down! I'm a pulmonologist and want to get a feel of what anesthesiologists do.

Perfect Explanation
By SCOTT S. on 24. October 2020 for Other Forms of Anesthesia – Anesthesiology Basics

perfect explanation!!! Professor Brian shows a lot of experince in those lecture! congratulations

By Mariela V. on 06. September 2020 for Effect of Vapours on Cardiac Function – Respiration and Cardiovascular System

great lecturer. I enjoy listening to him. He is brilliant and calm.