The test content outline is only a guide that suggests topics and topical areas used to generate and categorize NCE questions. It is not all-inclusive, as some elements apply to more than one area. This means that not only must candidates validate their knowledge of a subject, but they also must be able to integrate this knowledge across the spectrum of anesthesia practice.
In regard to specific questions about drugs, candidates should be aware that anesthetics and anesthetic adjuncts are constantly evolving. It may be appropriate for the content to include older agents as a mechanism to compare and contrast with new agents. Drug dosing is of course an essential part of pharmacologic knowledge and application.