Hazards of Sedation for Interventional Pain Procedures
The ASA Committee on Pain Medicine, in their 2010 Statement on Anesthetic Care During Interventional Pain Procedures for Adults, wrote: “It is the opinion of the Committee that the majority of minor pain procedures, under most routine circumstances, do not require anesthesia care other than local anesthesia.” ....[more]
Communicating and Managing the Difficult Airway:
A middle-aged male was scheduled to undergo neurosurgery, but the procedure was aborted following an unrecognized difficult intubation with minor airway trauma. It was decided to postpone the surgery and upon his return to the OR to electively intubate him via an awake, sedated fiberoptic approach....[more]
Dental Emergencies Associated With Anesthesia Practice
Summary of recommendations regarding the management of dental injuries ...[more]
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