To prepare patients for the risks of anesthesia and surgery through education. To encourage patients to ask well informed questions prior to surgery and anesthesia.

Cannabis Use Makes Anesthesia More Difficult.

1 year ago
Cannabis Use Makes Anesthesia More Difficult.

A recent study from Colorado has shown that people who use cannabis recreationally where more likely to need larger doses of anesthesia for their procedures.  Patients who underwent a colonoscopy required twice as much propofol for their sedation to keep them comfortable.  These patients also needed more fentanyl and versed for a successful outcome.  As we start seeing the use of Cannabis among the regular population it is important that patients inform their anesthesia caregivers to better plan for their surgery. 

Read more about this in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

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