ASA Grade 2:A patient with mildsystemic disease. (controlled hypertensive/diabetes)ASA Grade 3:A patient with severesystemic disease. (uncontrolled hypertensive/diabetes)Things that interfere with uncontrolled diabetes (asking the patient not to eat 8 hours will starve the patient and become hypoglycemic even if their diabetes was controlled).ASA Grade 4:A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life.Ex. (somebody with unstable angina=> patient might die with any mild intervention).
Only necessary surgeries have to be done on them. (Not cosmetics for example) ASA Grade 5:A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation.Ex. (patient with life-saving surgeries => cannot live without surgeries).ASA Grade 6:A declared brain-dead patientwhose organs are being removed for donor purposes. (They could have only one type of operations to save someone’s else life).Severity of surgery:Elective scheduled procedure (cold) not an urgent or emergency procedure.oFor healthy patients only.oRequire an appointment. Severity of surgery gradesan operation represents a physiological stress. The magnitude of the physiological stress increases with the “invasiveness” of the procedure.
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