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anethesia

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Transcript of anethesia

Anesthesia
References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthesia
http://science.howstuffworks.com/anesthesia.htm
http://www.cityofhope.org/about-anesthesia
http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty_anesthesia
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/special/tp17798.html
http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/anesthesiology/faq3.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_anesthetist
Anesthesia
Anesthesia keeps one as safe comfortable and as pain free as possible during a surgery. There are many different types of anesthesia that do different things, such as relive pain, knock out your memory, reduce your anxiety, and paralyze your muscles. Anesthesia dose not always have to affect your whole body, local anesthesia can just affect a small part of your skin. The type one receives is dependent on their medical history and the purpose.
anesthesia is greek for "loss of sensation"
Why Anesthesia?
Although anesthesia is not always mandatory it can help the well-being of a patient. Not only dose it help the patient reduce their anxiety, feel no pain, and then forget their experience, but it helps doctors by having a motionless patient, that can help them get the job done right.
Effectiveness
Anesthesia is highly effective. Its main purposes are to relive pain, knock out memory, reduce anxiety, and paralyze muscles, and it dose so very efficiently. sometimes it may not work, but a solution to this is an increased dosage or switching to a different type of anesthesia. Waking up is very rare. The whole time you are under anesthesia you are monitored, any concerns are reported to the doctors and a solution is often found.
You can get anesthesia anywhere where there is surgery. It can be used in surgery's that can save your life such as open heart surgery, or any other type such as cosmetic.
Where Can You Get It?
An anesthetist nurse is the person who administrates the anesthesia. They must be fully licensed and a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in science in nursing. These nurses often do the surgery work too.
Anesthetist Nurse
Cost
The patient receiving anesthesia pays for it but it can be covered by health insurance. You are charged by the amount of anesthesia and the type you need.
Side Effects
There rarely are any serious side effects. The better the health you are in the better the chance of you not having any side effects. Some small side effects you may get are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, sore throat, blood pressure changes and pain, but they often don't last long . After getting anesthesia the patient will probably feel groggy, nauseated or sleepy for the next 24 hours but it should wear off. Allergic reactions are very rare, some times patients get hives or rashes. So, side effects are very rare.
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