oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Thoroughness of anaesthesiologists' pre- and post-operative patient visits at the Universitas hospital, Bloemfontein : letter to editor
Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? July/August 2006 115 LETTER TO EDITOR To the editor The anaesthetic procedure may be viewed as the maintenance of normal physiological process plus the administration of additional medication so that surgery is possible.1 Anaesthesiologists' pre-operative visits to patients are multifunctional because it gives the patient the opportunity to meet the anaesthesiologist, and in addition the anaesthetic technique can be explained.2 The anaesthesiologist must ensure that the patient understands the procedure and that the relevant legal documentation is completed. Recording the patient's history, and examining the patient in order to determine whether to ..
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