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Final TUSPM Introtosurg
Some Components of “Balanced General Anesthesia”
1. Unconsciousness (General anesthesia is a reversible drug-induced coma.)
2. Analgesia (pain relief)
3. Immobility (muscle relaxation)
4. Hemodynamic stability (Many general anesthetics, spinal anesthesia, and epidural anesthesia all tend to drop the BP.)
Bad side effects of GA
Nausea and Vomitting
Resp depression is common with...
Nausea and vomitting common with...
Volatile inhaled anesthetics (isoflurane, desflurane, sevoflurane)
What can be given as anti-emetic
Ondansetron (ZofranR), a 5HT3-receptor antagonist, is often given IV to prevent or to treat nausea and vomiting.
What 2 drugs are discouraged with use in those with seizure disorders?
etomidate and sevoflurane
: Sympathomimetic amine
Think of it as a “weak epinephrine”
Indirect norepinephrine release
Some direct action
2. Clinical Use
: Increase BP and HR
Rx. of hypotension
: Mostly renal
4. Correcting for SE
: Titrate carefully ! Increases BP, HR, arrhythmias