An anesthesiologist is a person, standing at the interface of medical and surgical specialties. He may cease to be an expert outside his field; but still possess a bird’s eye view of most specialties. So I would like to label him as a 'layman' among the various specialists, who can save lives.
ANAESTHESIA IMPLICATIONS OF COEXISTING DISEASES THROUGH MNEMONICS
MNEMO[anaesthesia implications]> Ehlers Danlos Syndrome "EDS" E. ECG conduction anomalies D.Difficult to maintain intravenous access S.Spontaneous pneumo thorax Severe tracheal bruising can happen on intubation
MNEMO (anaesthesia implications)>SLE "CARD" 1.Cardiac and Renal involvement 2.Anemia 3.Raynaud's phenomenon: So avoid hypothermia 4.Determine clotting status