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General anaesthesia

Stephen Morris and Eugène Zoumenou

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0012

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

General anaesthesia

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• Obstetric anaesthetic practitioners need a safe, practised technique, which they can use with the resources available • Thorough pre-operative assessment is essential • Tracheal intubation helps protect against aspiration • Correct positioning for intubation and uterine displacement is essential • Extubation should be delayed until the mother is awake, breathing normally and has protective airway reflexes.

Chapter.  2413 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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