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Day case anaesthesia in the elderly

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin

in Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199234622
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234622.003.0005

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Day case anaesthesia in the elderly

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Ambulatory anaesthesia can be a very good choice in elderly patients provided an adult can escort them home and take care of them.

The pre-operative anaesthesia assessment should be performed sufficiently ahead of the surgery to allow preparation and adaptation of chronic treatments.

Spinal anaesthesia is often associated with delayed discharge when compared with general anaesthesia using short acting agents.

When applicable, local anaesthesia or peripheral nerve block provide long-lasting post-operative analgesia.

Chapter.  1084 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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