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The obese patient should be sited on the operating table before the induction of anaesthesia. Rapid sequence induction is required:
Monitoring peroperatively is with:
If the patient has cardiorespiratory compromise, central venous lines may be considered. One must ensure that the neuromuscular blockade has been properly reversed at the end of anaesthesia. Extubate only when the patient is capable of maintaining their own airway.