oa South African Family Practice - Emergence issues - not so simple : anaesthetics supplement
|Article Title||Emergence issues - not so simple : anaesthetics supplement|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Mar 2014|
|Pages||14 - 18|
Emergence from anaesthesia is by definition the process of return to baseline physiological function of all organ systems after cessation of administration of general anaesthesia and is the stage from general anaesthetic that includes a return to spontaneous breathing, voluntary swallowing and normal consciousness. It is a time of great physiological stress for many patients and should ideally happen smoothly in a controlled environment but, unfortunately, can happen on the way to the recovery room.
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