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    Anesthesia

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    Anesthesia means “loss of sensation” in Greek. Caused by drugs, it is a state of severe central nervous system depression that causes relaxation, reflex loss, and loss of pain in all or part of the body. It is used in many different medical procedures from stitching a cut to heart surgery. It relieves pain, reduces anxiety, and paralyzes muscles. An anesthesiologist administers the anesthetic agents, or drugs that cause anesthesia, and monitors the patient. An anesthetic drug is usually administered

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    Anesthesia

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    Anesthesia was developed in order to block or prevent pain during medical procedures. Anesthesia has been the backbone of the medical world for around 100 years now. Early anesthetics were primitive and many patients simply did not trust anesthetics. Anesthesia is still a risky process even in todays advanced medical world. Anesthesia is not used to treat or diagnose any specific disease; the sole purpose is to aid both the patient and surgeon through procedures. However, anesthesia is used

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    Regional Anesthesia

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    When under anesthesia, you cannot move, form memories, or more importantly feel pain. While it might seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually are not. Today we use regional, inhalational, and intravenous agents to get the right balance of anesthesia for surgery. Without being able to block out all those processes surgeries would be impossible to perform. Egypt, Asia, and the Middle East are many of the first civilizations to use forms of anesthetics, which induced insensitivity

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    As stated by Dr. Christopher Press, "General anesthesia is the state produced when a patient receives medications for amnesia, analgesia, muscle paralysis, and sedation." This particular type of anesthesia is different from local or regional anesthesia in that it affects the entire body, including the brain. Regional anesthesia is a temporary sedative that eliminates pain in the area of the operation, and local anesthesia is injected into the skin in the precise location of the operation

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    Awareness In Anesthesia

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    sleep of death,” said Ghoneim (2001) in his book Awareness during Anesthesia (p. 55). This quote depicts a patient waking up from anesthesia hearing this disturbing quote during surgery. In our ever growing medical field our practices are getting more and more advanced which has both advantages and disadvantages. Patient recall is a frightening and fascinating concept describing how a patient could remember events while under anesthesia during surgery. It is a rising concern in the medical field because

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    technologist anesthesia is a part of the career field you must become very comfortable and familiar with. According to WebMD, anesthesia is "a way to control pain during a surgery or procedure by using medicine called anesthetics." There are three main types of anesthesia, each having their own requirements before they can be used on a patient. The first type of anesthetic is local anesthesia which will only numb a small portion of the body during minor procedures. This type of anesthesia is injected

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    The History of Anesthesia It is the last football game of the season and the running back suddenly breaks his leg. As John is rushed to the hospital, he thinks of how much pain he is in and how much pain he is going to be in for the next several hours. What John does not know is how much pain he would be in if the medic wouldn't have shot some type of anesthesia into his broken leg. John also doesn't realize that when his grandfather played football, there wasn't any anesthesia and the pain was

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    Anesthesia Essay

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    A. Type of Anesthesia Although the comorbidities and type of surgery dictate certain decisions in managing patient care, anesthesiologists maintain various modalities for the perioperative period. These consist of anything from local to regional anesthesia, including neuraxial techniques and peripheral nerve blocks, as well as monitored anesthesia care with sedation to general anesthesia. Overlapping of different anesthetic types and combinations of regional analgesics to supplement general anesthesia

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    The Evolution of Anesthesia

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    memories of the past. This is all thanks to a drug called ether that renders people unconscious so that they are out cold for the surgery and won’t feel any pain. The discovery of ether transformed the medical world and led to multiple forms of anesthesia for many pain free surgeries leading to even better outcomes in the future. Dr. William Thomas Green Morton was a small town American dentist back in the 1800’s. One day he encountered a patient with a severe toothache but the patient was scared

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    Overview Of Anesthesia

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    Reality “She will sleep the sleep of death,” said Ghoneim (2001) in his book Awareness during Anesthesia (p. 55). Patient recall is a frightening and fascinating concept describing how a patient could remember events while under anesthesia during surgery. It is a rising concern in the medical field because of its traumatic effects on the patients. Patient awareness involves the patient under anesthesia experiencing pain, vaguely remembering music or remembering the physicians talking as if the patient

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