For our new SRNAs...

True statements about the anesthesia physical status (PS or ASA) classification system include:

1) the higher the numeric assignment, the greater the anesthetic risk

2) a healthy, normally functioning, 30 y/o person with morbid obesity should be designated class II

3) a pt who presents for emergency CABG, who is on an intraaortic balloon pump for refractory angina, and who has a severe left main CAD should be designated class IV-E

4) a pt with severe emphysema who requires home O2 therapy to do light housework & who comes for elective herniorraphy should be designated class III

Any or all answers may be correct!