Obese Surgical Patient Preoperative Management (582)

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A guideline is intended to assist healthcare professionals in the choice of disease-specific treatments.

Clinical judgement should be exercised on the applicability of any guideline, influenced by individual patient characteristics. Clinicians should be mindful of the potential for harmful polypharmacy and increased susceptibility to adverse drug reactions in patients with multiple morbidities or frailty.

If, after discussion with the patient or carer, there are good reasons for not following a guideline, it is good practice to record these and communicate them to others involved in the care of the patient.

WHO Classification of Obesity

Multi-System Disorders in Obesity

STOP BANG Questionnaire

Last reviewed: 22 July 2019

Next review: 31 October 2022

Author(s): Stewart Milne

Version: 2

Author Email(s): [email protected]

Approved By: Regional Services Directorate Clinical Governance Board

Document Id: 582