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General anaesthesia 

General anaesthesia
General anaesthesia

Stephen Morris

and Eugène Zoumenou

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date: 08 August 2020

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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