The perioperative care of the transgender patient Journal Article


Authors: Tollinche, L. E.; Burrows Walters, C.; Radix, A.; Long, M.; Galante, L.; Goldstein, Z. G.; Kapinos, Y.; Yeoh, C.
Article Title: The perioperative care of the transgender patient
Abstract: An estimated 25 million people identify as transgender worldwide, approximately 1 million of whom reside in the United States. The increasing visibility and acceptance of transgender people makes it likely that they will present in general surgical settings; therefore, perioperative health care providers must develop the knowledge and skills requisite for the safe management of transgender patients in the perioperative setting. Extant guidelines, such as those published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, serve as critical resources to those caring for transgender patients; however, they do not address their unique perioperative needs. It is essential that anesthesia providers develop the knowledge and skills necessary for safely managing transgender patients in the perioperative setting. This review provides an overview of relevant terminology, the imperative for the provision of culturally sensitive care, and guidelines for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of the transgender patient. Copyright © 2018 International Anesthesia Research Society
Keywords: adult; postoperative care; practice guideline; health care personnel; surgery; nomenclature; perioperative period; skill; anesthesia; california; visibility; human; article; transgender
Journal Title: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Volume: 127
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0003-2999
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2018-08-01
Start Page: 359
End Page: 366
Language: English
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0000000000003371
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6054537
PUBMED: 29757779
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 3 December 2018 -- Source: Scopus
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