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General anaesthesia 

General anaesthesia
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General anaesthesia
Author(s):

Stephen Morris

and Eugène Zoumenou

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0012
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date: 19 October 2017

• Obstetric anaesthetic practitioners need a safe, practised technique, which they can use with the resources available • Thorough pre-operative assessment is essential • Tracheal intubation helps protect against aspiration • Correct positioning for intubation and uterine displacement is essential • Extubation should be delayed until the mother is awake, breathing normally and has protective airway reflexes.

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