Happy Memorial Day: Download Our Ebooks, Free!

| May 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

We here at AnesthesiaMyths.com are very grateful for our growing community.

As we take time to be with our families (my wife and I have been blessed with our first child– Katelyn), we would like to wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

As a small “THANK YOU”, we are offering our two Ebooks for FREE Instant Download through Amazon, for a Limited Time.

For the next 5 days (5/25/13 – 5/29/13), you can download these Ebooks for FREE. Just click on the links or images below:

The Epidural Blueprint
Epidural Blueprint

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THANK YOU again for visiting our site and being a part of our community.

Enjoy your family & friends, and have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

PS If you feel that these books have been helpful to you, please consider writing a favorable review on Amazon. This will help others find our books and benefit from them. Thanks again.

What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any?

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  1. tim riley says:

    awake intubation I;m supposed t0 have it and it sounds terrible

    • David Draghinas says:

      Thanks for your question, Tim.

      When anesthesiologists opt for an “awake” intubation it is due to concern for your safety. Often times, this may be because there is a history of difficult intubation. We do not take this approach lightly.

      Although there may be some discomfort with this technique, we do try to make the intubation as comfortable as possible (while keeping your safety our main concern). This may involve some (small) amount of IV sedation, numbing of your airway with topical anesthetics, etc.

      For cases involving instability of the cervical spine, we can sometimes intubate these patients “asleep”. This will sometimes involve an extra person whose job is to hold the head and neck steady and in a neutral position the entire time of intubation (in-line stabilization). I sometimes combine this technique with a glidescope, an intubation device with a camera on the end of it. This allows me to more easily place the breathing tube without having to extend/move the head and neck very much (or at all).

      In the end, the intubation technique is up to your anesthesiologist after carefully reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical exam (especially the airway).

      My suggestion is to give your anesthesiologist as much information as possible, especially your history with intubations in the past and the extent of your neck mobility.

      You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please come back and share your experiences with our community.

      All the best,

      Dr. Dave

  2. Barb says:

    I have anxiety about being intubated during dental surgery. I have clostrophobia and visions of waking up while tube is still down my throat. Is this necessary to do and is it dangerous?

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