Describe Various Types of Anesthesia
There are many types of anesthesia that may be administered to patients based on the service or procedure they receive during a particular encounter. It is important for you to understand how these types of anesthesia differ and why a surgeon may not always use the same variety. This is also essential to understand when interpreting the patient’s medical record.
Demonstrate the ability to distinguish the various types of anesthesia used.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Choose one type of commonly used anesthesia and describe it in your own words
- Select one CPT code from the Anesthesia section that would use the type of anesthesia you selected
- Discuss why this would be the most appropriate anesthesia that should be used for the procedure selected. Do not choose the same code to discuss as peers.
- Discuss why it is necessary for medical coders to have a solid understanding of the most common types of anesthesia used.
- Conscious sedation