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Adult general anaesthesia 

Adult general anaesthesia
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Adult general anaesthesia
Author(s):

Mary E. Stocker

and Beverly K. Philip

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584338.003.0005
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date: 17 January 2020

Introduction 64

General principles of day surgery anaesthesia 66

Premedication 68

Induction of anaesthesia 69

Maintenance of anaesthesia 70

Muscle relaxation 72

Airway management 74

Analgesia 76

Postoperative nausea and vomiting 76

The delivery of high-quality day surgery anaesthesia is dependent on meticulous attention to detail regarding anaesthesia, analgesia, antiemesis, and fluid management. Choice of particular drugs or anaesthetic techniques should be governed by the principles of delivering short-acting anaesthesia with minimal side effects and rapid return to normal psychomotor activity. High quality drugs and senior staff are required to deliver a service which is high quality, efficient, and cost-effective....

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