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 Andrea M. on 25. February 2022 for Anesthesia

He explain it soooo goood ! It was so good before our anesthesia exam !

Excellent presentation
By Alamin B. on 30. July 2021 for Anesthesia in Special Situations

Excellent presentations…I learned a lot from Dr. Brian Warriner. This is my first complete course on Anesthesia and i liked a lot. The pain management, palliative care and ICU aspect have a clinical relevance to any clinical practitioner or would be clinical practitioner. I used to think Internist usually go ICU residence but as I learned from Dr. Warriner that in Canada it is ICU program is available primarily for Anesthesiologist. Dr. Warriner will be remembered for this extraordinary Anesthesia course and I wish him peace and serenity.

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

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

excellent series
By Anastasia B. on 03. July 2021 for Pre-operative Assessment of the Patient – General Anesthesia

Subject is well explained, professor is well read and very approchable, overall excellent series on anesthesiology