Anesthesia can be of several types, general, regional (epidural/spinal), peripheral nerve blocks, or monitored anesthesia care (MAC). The type of anesthesia administered depends on the choice of the patient, choice of the surgeon, and the type of surgery being performed. Each type of anesthesia involves a logical sequence of steps with which the practitioner needs to get familiar. This chapter will describe the basic steps involved in the administration of general anesthesia and MAC/TIVA (total intravenous anesthesia).
KeywordsAdministration of general anesthesia Anesthesia equipment preparation Common intraoperative problems Monitored anesthesia care Total intravenous anesthesia
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