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01 - Preoperative Assessment

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Pre-Op Acronym: YAMPLLE
Y - Why are you here
A- Anesthetic History 
M - Meds and Allergies 
P - Past Medical History / ROS/ ASA
L - Last meal (NPO)
L - Labs and Investigations 
E - Airway and Cardio-Resp Exam. 

1.  Sullivan P. Ottawa Anesthesia Primer. ECHO BOOK PUBLISHING; 2012.
2.  Butterworth J, Mackey D, Wasnick J. Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2013.
3.  Weinstein AS, Sigurdsson MI, Bader AM. Comparison of Preoperative Assessment of Patient’s Metabolic Equivalents (METs) Estimated from History versus Measured by Exercise Cardiac Stress Testing. Anesthesiology Research and Practice. doi:
4.  Warner ME, Benenfeld SM, Warner MA, Schroeder DR, Maxson PM. Perianesthetic dental injuries: frequency, outcomes, and risk factors. Anesthesiology. 1999;90(5):1302-1305. doi:10.1097/00000542-199905000-00013

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All research, scriptwriting and recording was by Blake Birnie, MD 2021 candidate at UBC's Southern Medical School Program