Flashcards in Anaesthetic Emergencies: Patient too deep and too light Deck (8)
Why might a patient be too light during a procedure?
- Vaporiser problems
- ET tube problems
- Breath holding
- Shallow respiration
- Inadequate O2 flow
- Anaesthetic machine misassembly/malfunction
How would you fix an issue with the anaesthetic machine or vaporiser if the patient is too light?
- Check assembly
- Check prior to operation
Name 4 reasons an ET tube may make a patient too light during the procedure?
- Tube misplaced
- Too small
- Cuff not inflated
How do you rectify breath holding or shallow respiration
What are 5 signs a patient is too deeply anaethetised?
- Slow shallow respiration
- Pale/cyanotic mm's
- CRT > 2s
- Bradycardia with weak pulse
- Absence of reflexes
- Monitor signs depending on the drug used
Name 2 reasons why a patient may be too deeply anaethetised?
- Vaporiser set too high
- Presence of pre-existing problems
What 4 things do you do if a patient is too deeply anaethetised?
- Tell the vet
- Turn down vaporiser (to 0 if necessary)
- Initiate bagging
- Supportive care e.g. fluids, heat, drugs