1. Certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk of anesthesia in a bariatric surgical patient. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the same? A. Patient should be encouraged to give up smoking at least 8 weeks prior to surgery. B. Patients with proven OSA should receive CPAP at least 3 weeks before surgery. C. There is a need to decrease the dosage of medications cleared by the kidney. D. Routine preoperative polysomnography is not necessary for all bariatric patients. 2. It is recommended that the use of opioid drugs is minimized in morbidly obese patients. Which of the following have been considered as an “opioid-sparing” agent that can reduce perioperative opioid requirements? A. Dexmedetomidine B. Local anesthetics C. Ketorolac D. Clonidine E. All of the above
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1. Certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk of anesthesia in a bariatric surgical patient….