Published on November 20th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley0
Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Metabolism for Anesthesia and Critical Care
Metabolism is often considered a peripheral topic for anesthesia and critical care medicine. However a good understanding of metabolism and its clinical relevance is important both for managing the fasted surgical patient and for caring for the nutritional and metabolic needs of the critically ill.
This series of three videos is based upon talks given biannually to trainees from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as they prepare for their Part 1 exams. While aimed at the anesthesia or critical care trainee, this metabolism series provides a good update for any anesthetist or anesthesiologist.
Extensive notes for these videos can be read here: Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Metabolism Notes.
[ 17 min ]
Part 1 focuses on general metabolism concepts, definitions and measurement.
[ 23 min ]
In Part 2 we look at cellular metabolism and the specific metabolic pathways involved in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
[ 13 min ]
Finally, Part 3 applies metabolism science to understand the effects of fasting, starvation and refeeding in a clinical context.