Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Multimedial educational algorithm „Preoperative evaluation and patient preparation for anaesthesia and surgery“ simulates mental processing and decision making of an anaesthetist in clinical praxis. The authors offer for each model situation three possible solutions, just one of them being correct. The most common cases are presented: patients with various complications scheduled for elective surgery as well as patients indicated for acute surgery with different levels of urgency. Case reports are accompanied by illustrative pictures and necessary results of auxiliary examinations. I appreciate the well-chosen topics and detailed step by step algorithm from first decision to final solution of each case.