Flashcards in ANASTHESIA Deck (18)
What are the three parts of any good general anaesthetic?
What is the surgical safety checklist?
A checklist created by WHO which involves all surgical and medical staff involved in the procedure as well as the patient. It is used to prevent any mistakes from happening.
What is the timeline of anaesthesia?
What are the two possible methods of induction?
In the standard IV induction, what are the two classes of drug required to induce the anasthesia?
What is the hypnotic agent usually used in induction?
What is the drug used in the inhalation method of induction?
Sevofluorane with O2 and air or N2O
When would you give a muscle relaxant in induction?
If intubation is required
If surgery requires a still patient
What is the classic example of a depolarising muscle relaxant?
What are examples of non-depolarising muscle relaxants?
What are the airway manoeuvres used once the muscle relaxant has been induced?
Chin tilt jaw thrust
What are the general ways in which we maintain anaethesia?
What is the normal method of maintenance?
If we decided to maintain anaesthesia intravenously what two drugs would we use?
Propofol and an opioid
What are the factors that must be considered as part of the perioperative care?
Other drugs such as sympathetic drivers (adrenoceptor agonists and anti-muscarinics), antibiotics
What are the stages of emergence?
Muscular function restored
Maintenance agents switched off
Patient wakes up - may be agitated or confused
What are the only two groups of drugs that might be stopped prior to an operation?