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Spinal anaesthesia 

Spinal anaesthesia
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Spinal anaesthesia
Author(s):

Beverley Watson

and Jon Allen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584338.003.0006
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date: 22 February 2020

Introduction 80

Benefits of spinal anaesthesia 82

Modifying spinal anaesthesia for day surgery 84

Troubleshooting 87

Recovery and discharge 88

Summary 90

The development of spinal anaesthesia in an ambulatory setting has been led by practitioners in the USA, Scandinavia, and continental Europe. However, the technique is steadily gaining popularity in the UK. This chapter addresses the benefits, practicalities, and challenges of using modified spinal anaesthesia for day surgery patients....

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