The anesthetic and operating room (OR) personnel have a crucial role in surgical procedures. Their responsibilities go beyond just administering anesthesia to patients. They are also important in taking care of patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. In this article, we will introduce you to the duties and responsibilities of the OR team at Petcharavej Hospital, and how they take care of their patients.
The OR team, also known as the surgical team, is responsible for caring for patients during surgical procedures. The main responsibility of the OR team is to provide pain relief to patients and reduce their anxiety during surgical procedures. They are responsible for taking care of patients from the moment they enter the operating room, to monitoring and reporting on the patient's condition during the procedure, and caring for patients until they have safely recovered from the surgery.
The Science of Pain Management
In the past, pain management may have involved only the administration of painkillers without the use of tubes, or the idea of blocking the back may not have been widely known. However, nowadays, pain management can be divided into two categories:
General Anesthesia: The patient will be unconscious or asleep, not feeling anything during the surgery. The anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia through an intravenous line or through inhalation via a mask. This type of anesthesia is used for major surgeries such as open abdominal surgery, certain bone procedures, heart and brain surgeries.
Regional anesthesia: The patient is not unconscious and can feel the body but will not feel any pain in the area where the surgery is performed. If the patient is still anxious, the anesthesiologist may also administer medication to relieve anxiety or stress during the surgery. This type of anesthesia is used for minor surgeries such as cyst removal, accidents, and so on.
Before surgery : The operating room physician will be responsible for planning the administration of anesthesia to the patient, taking into account the appropriateness of the medication for each individual patient, and preparing for the surgery by talking to the patient, taking a detailed medical history, and checking the results of a physical examination.
During surgery : The patient will be anesthetized by inhaling sedatives or being given appropriate injections. The medical professional will need to be close to the patient throughout the surgical procedure and monitor for any abnormalities that may occur in order to provide assistance and correct them until the surgery is completed safely.
After surgery : Once the surgery is completed, the operating room physician will continue to monitor and check the patient's condition to ensure safety, then transfer the patient to a recovery room. The patient's condition will continue to be monitored for a period of time.
If there is a necessary need for surgery, one of the important people that will give you confidence that you are safe and secure while you are unconscious or asleep is the anesthesiologist, also known as the "anesthesia doctor", who will take care of you throughout the surgery. So, you don't have to worry about this aspect.
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