Anesthesiology: Introduction
Anesthesiology: Introduction

Anesthesiology: Introduction

by Brian Warriner, MD

The Essentials of Anesthesiology

Novice medical students should be familiar with the basics of anesthesiology. In this course, Dr. Brian Warriner will introduce you to these fundamentals.

He has operated as an anesthesia teacher for several years in both Canada and Uganda and will explain anesthetic drugs, systems and the physiological basics.

Additionally, this course covers:

  • Respiration and Cardiovascular System
  • Hemostasis and Acid Base Balance
  • Gases and Induction Drugs

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 2:07 h
  • Quiz questions 13
  • Topic reviews 7


Your Educators of course Anesthesiology: Introduction

 Brian Warriner, MD

Brian Warriner, MD

Dr. Brian Warriner has been an active clinician and teacher in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and has published in the anesthesia and medical literature. He received his MD from UBC and – in 2009 – the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Clinical Practitioner Award. Additionally, he was the Head of the UBC Department of Anesthesia from January 2002 until 2005 and the merged Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC Faculty of Medicine.

He has traveled to Uganda in the last 5 years, volunteering and helping in the operating room at Mulago Hospital and with the medical teaching at Makerere University. Currently he operates as a health system accreditor/surveyor for Accreditation Canada.

Dr. Warriner’s research has been focused on the use of blood substitutes in surgical patients, the value of pre-operative beta blockers, the reversal of muscle relaxants and the prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting.

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Comprehensive overview
By Hamed S. on 15. February 2017 for Anesthetic Systems

Comprehensive overview. It would have been good to discuss utility of BIS monitoring and in which circumstances it is used. Additionally discussion of nerve conduction ie TOF

Great lecture
By Hamed S. on 15. February 2017 for Opiates and Sedatives

Great lecture, perhaps a quick overview of the pharmacology particularly of local anaesthetics would have been really useful. Also a summary table of duration of action of each local

Wow top notch presentation
By Hamed S. on 15. February 2017 for Gases and Induction Drugs

Wow top notch presentation! Great summary of the topic. It would have been wonderful to talk more about the PK properties of vapour including MAC

Would have been great to give a summary table at the end of the key drugs mentions and impact on physiology
By Harvey S. on 15. February 2017 for Respiration and Cardiovascular System

Would have been great to give a summary table at the end of the key drugs mentions and impact on physiology

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