ClinQuiz: Implementing the American Animal Hospital Association's Anesthesia Guidelines (Sponsored by Abbott Animal Health) Answer 4A
4 A. — Try again
Accepting a delayed recovery from anesthesia without careful consideration of potential problems is not appropriate for this patient with the risk factors of age and possible cardiac disease. The desired outcome is a smooth and relatively stress-free return to preanesthetic homeostasis and normal behavior with no loss of cognitive function. Our clients and our patients deserve our best efforts to achieve this goal for every patient.