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Anaesthesia techniques for surgical procedures
Anaesthesia techniques aim to induce temporary unconsciousness and pain relief during surgical procedures. General anaesthesia is the most common technique, involving a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gases to render the patient unconscious. Monitored Anaesthesia Care (MAC) involves administering sedatives and pain medications to keep the patient relaxed and comfortable during a procedure. Balanced anaesthesia combines different medications to achieve optimal pain control, muscle relaxation, and sedation. Pre-operative assessment is crucial to evaluate the patient's overall health, allergies, and any potential risks associated with anaesthesia. Anaesthesiologists carefully monitor the patient's vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels throughout the procedure. Inhalation agents like sevoflurane and desflurane are commonly used during general anaesthesia to maintain unconsciousness.
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Dr. Venkata Saibabu
Consultant Anesthesiologist, Apollo Hospitals
Anesthesia in Geriatric patients
Anesthesia in geriatric patients requires careful consideration due to the physiological changes associated with aging. Elderly patients often have reduced cardiovascular reserves, decreased pulmonary function, and impaired renal and hepatic function. Anesthesiologists must take into account these age-related changes when selecting anesthetic agents and adjusting dosages to minimize the risk of adverse effects. Additionally, preoperative assessment and optimization of comorbidities are crucial in geriatric patients to ensure safe anesthesia and postoperative recovery. Close monitoring and individualized anesthesia plans are essential to manage the unique challenges presented by the aging population.
NCD from Public Health Perspective
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic conditions arising from genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Unlike infectious diseases, NCDs are not contagious and develop gradually due to lifestyle choices like poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. They pose a significant global health challenge, requiring awareness campaigns, lifestyle changes, and improved healthcare access for prevention and management. Addressing NCDs demands collaborative efforts from governments, healthcare systems, and individuals to alleviate their long-term impact on health and well-being.
Exploring career paths beyond PGNEET: Alternative opportunities for Medical Graduates
Management of early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) requires a comprehensive approach to ensure optimal outcomes. Early TNBC refers to breast cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage, before it has spread to lymph nodes or distant sites. The management of early TNBC typically involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic treatments. Surgery is the primary treatment for early TNBC and usually involves a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Lumpectomy involves removing the tumor and a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue, while mastectomy involves removing the entire breast. The choice between lumpectomy and mastectomy depends on various factors, including tumor size, location, and patient preference. Following surgery, radiation therapy is often recommended to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence in the breast. Systemic treatments, such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormonal therapy, are commonly used in the management of early TNBC.
The Evolving Role of Nurses in Today’s Healthcare Landscape
Nurses have always played a vital role in healthcare, but in recent years, their responsibilities have expanded significantly. As the healthcare landscape evolves and becomes more complex, so does the role of nurses. Today, nurses are not only responsible for providing direct patient care, but they are also involved in decision-making, managing patient care plans, and leading quality improvement initiatives. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of nurses in healthcare. Nurses have been at the forefront of the pandemic, providing care to patients, administering vaccines, and supporting the public health response. As we move forward, it is essential to understand the evolving role of nurses and how they can continue to provide high-quality care in the face of new challenges. In this webinar, we will discuss the changing role of nurses in healthcare, explore the impact of the pandemic on the nursing profession, and identify strategies for supporting nurses in their evolving roles.
Careers in Family Medicine: Journey from a MBBS graduate to the founding president of the Academy of Family Physicians of India
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