Anesthesiology Archive

Preanesthetic Care – Information for Patients

Regardless of the anesthetic to be given, pa­tients require certain preparations for their anes­thetic as well as for the operation itself. In major cases the preparations must include hospitaliza­tion of the patient several hours before the an­ticipated

General Anesthesia – Information for Patients

General anesthesia means to render the entire patient to a state of unconsciousness without sensations or movement. This is accomplished by administering a drug which is carried to the brain by the blood stream, where it suppresses

Local Anesthesia – Information for Patients

Local anesthesia means to render only one area of the body insensible to pain. Conscious­ness is not altered.

Anesthesia in Pediatric Orthopedics

Anesthesia in children has advanced dramatically during the past two decades. This improvement is due to subspecialization, new techniques, a focus on pain management, and preparing children psychologically.

Pre-operative Anesthetic Management

Selection of Preoperative Medication The principal goals of preoperative medication are to relieve anxiety and provide sedation; to induce amnesia; to decrease secretion of saliva, gastric juices; to increase the gastric pH; to prevent allergic reactions to

Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation

Anesthetic risk is difficult to ascertain precisely in most cases. Perioperative complications and deaths are frequently caused by a combination of factors, including concurrent disease, complexity of the operation, and adverse effects of anesthesia. A few complications