Flashcards in ASA Risk Categories Deck (22)
What does class I stand for
Who created the ASA Risk Categories
How is risk level determined
Assigned to patients according to the patients status
What animals fall under minimal risk (Class I)
Normal healthy animal
No underlying diseases
Give 2 examples of class I procedures
Hip dysplasia recovery
What does class II stand for?
What animals fall under slight risk (class II)
Animal with slight to mild systemic disturbances
Able to compensate
No clinical signs of disease
Young or Old
Give 2 examples of Class II procedures/patients
Fracture without shock
What is class III defined as?
What animals fall into Moderate risk (class III)
Animals with severe systemic disease who is not compensating fully
Give 2 examples of class III
Low grade Kidney or heart disease
Healthy patients <12 weeks old
What is class IV defined as
What patients fall into High risk category (Class IV)
Animals with pre-existing systemic disease
Animals with disturbances of a severe nature that is a threat to life
Give 2 examples of conditions that make patients high risk (Class IV)
Uncompensated heart disease
What is Class V defined as
Grave / extreme risk
What patients fall into class V (Grave / extreme risk)
Patients not expected to live more than 24 hrs
Surgery is performed in desperation or to save life
Give an example of a class V (grave / extreme risk) patient
Advanced heart, kidney, lung, or endocrine disease
What class is 'Grave/extreme risk'
What class is 'High risk'
What class is 'Moderate Risk'
What class is 'Slight risk'