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Anaesthesia 

Anaesthesia
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Anaesthesia
Author(s):

Andrew Baldwin

, Nina Hjelde

, Charlotte Goumalatsou

, and Gil Myers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198719021.003.0009
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter describes anaesthesia, including pre-operative assessment (peri-operative medications, examination & tests, ASA classification (American Society of Anesthesiologists), premedication, sedation), equipment and anaesthetic agents (inhalational agents, the ideal IV anaesthetic agent, the ideal inhaled anaesthetic agent, commonly used iv anaesthetic agents, other IV anaesthetic agents, the autonomic system, neuromuscular blockers), and practical conduct of anaesthesia (induction, muscle relaxation, maintenance of anaesthesia, intubation technique, mechanical ventilation, some complications of anaesthesia, aspiration, rapid sequence induction (RSI), end of anaesthesia and recovery, local and regional anaesthesia, pain management, vegetative states).

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