Post operative Pain control INTRODUCTION Pain is a complex bodily response to a noxious or damaging stimulus. It represents on [...]
Post operative nausea Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting INTRODUCTION Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) is a relatively common problem [...]
Awareness under Anaesthesia INTRODUCTION The potential of being aware while having a surgical procedure under general anaesthesia is a common [...]
Anaesthesia monitoring INTRODUCTION Monitoring the patient is the cornerstone of safe anaesthesia. The ability to administer anaesthesia with minimal risk [...]
Why does the anaesthetist ask me to open my mouth and look at my teeth as part of the anaesthetic assessment?
With the induction of anaesthesia, most patients lose the ability to maintain an open airway and almost invariably stop breathing. [...]
How do you know when to wake me up? Will I wake before the end of the surgery? How do know how long to keep me asleep?
An anaesthetic is started (induced) by either injecting an anaesthetic drug or allowing the patient to breathe anaesthetic gas/vapour. This [...]