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 in this field include management of patients in the ICU, management of chronic pain, and palliative care.

Due to the effects of intravenous anesthetics on breathing, the anesthesiologist should also be proficient in securing the patient’s airway and providing adequate ventilatory support. For optimal understanding, the medical student should be familiarized with the physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems (especially the mechanics of ventilation and lung volume), basics of acid-base balance, pathophysiology of pain, basic concepts of pharmacology, and commonly used intravenous, local, and inhaled anesthetics.

Anesthesiology-related functions most commonly play out in the operating room, where anesthesiologists work in conjunction with surgeons to provide optimal care. Apart from operative care, anesthesiology has several applications in clinical, critical, and end-of-life care. For the general practitioner, a good understanding of the basic concepts of anesthesiology proves beneficial for the basic management or prevention of pain during minor procedures.

Course Details

  • Videos 90
  • Duration 5:39 h
  • Quiz questions 230
  • Concept Pages 50


Your Educators of course Anesthesiology

 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 Loliana mouner S. on 24. January 2023 for Anesthesia in Special Situations

Really all the Videos were great , i like it. Also Cooperation from Lecturion team. Thanks

By Victorielle P. on 25. December 2022 for Anesthesiology: Introduction

yes it was good i learned a lot and hope i remember everything

By a professor Brian Warriner .
By Gulbanu S. on 26. September 2022 for Emergencies

Absolutely brilliant with clear and precise illustrations are given , Especially in terms of classifications of intubation. Many thanks indeed .

Anesthesia by Brian Warriner, MD explained brilliantly.
By Gulbanu S. on 20. September 2022 for Anesthesia

Hi Lecturio Team lectures are brilliant by a doctor Brian Warriner. The content is very informative and detailed explanation is great. Many thanks indeed.