Anesthetic Drugs: A Comprehensive Overview for Primary Care

Author(s): Merhavy ZI, Varkey TC, Merhavy CE, Zeitler CM

The purpose of this document is to provide a unique white paper on the use of different anesthetic drugs within primary care clinics and the key clinical pearls for ensuring patient safety in this setting. This paper is designed to be a convenient guide that can be placed in work rooms for residents and medical school trainees to improve their learning and to provide reminders about drug-drug interactions. Finally, it is designed to be a potential living document - the first of its kind within the field. Unlike other white papers, this could be added to and modified based on the current literature and amended as newer drugs are discovered and made available. This document is intended to become a ‘go-to-guide’ for clinical anesthetic drug use that houses an in depth, yet condensed encyclopedia of the most pertinent, necessary information for primary care health professionals.

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