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Case Study Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia
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Name of the Student Name of the Concerned Professor Nursing 30 March 2012 Case study: Patient undergoing anaesthesia The principles and practices of anaesthesia that are followed in a patient undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia have been illustrated in detail in the following case study.
Patient was referred to the pre-anaesthetic check up (PAC) clinic where she was evaluated and given a PAC form with clearance for general anaesthesia. Preoperative assessment Pre anaesthetic assessment followed the standard protocol of history taking, physical examination and investigations. Apart from off and on abdominal pain with nausea for the past 3 months, no other complaints were elicited. There was no history of jaundice. Questions pertaining to other systems (cardiac, respiratory, neurological, endocrine) revealed no abnormality. There were no positive histories of drug allergies, previous surgery, drug addiction, smoking or alcohol abuse. Patient had no active respiratory tract infection. Her vital parameters (weight, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate), general physical examination (no pallor, icterus, cyanosis, lymphadenopathy, pedal oedema) and systemic examination were within normal limits. Airway assessment predicted no difficulty in airway management. As the surgeons had already gotten her liver function tests done, which were normal, no additional investigations in a young healthy female without associated co-morbidities were required and the patient was classified as ASA grade I. Patient was briefly explained about the anaesthetic procedure and all her queries were satisfactorily answered. ...
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