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Flashcards in Anaesthetic Emergencies: Patient too deep and too light Deck (8)
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1

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

2

How would you fix an issue with the anaesthetic machine or vaporiser if the patient is too light?

- Check assembly
- Check prior to operation

3

Name 4 reasons an ET tube may make a patient too light during the procedure?

- Tube misplaced
- Blocked
- Too small
- Cuff not inflated

4

How do you rectify breath holding or shallow respiration

IPPV

5

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

6

Name 2 reasons why a patient may be too deeply anaethetised?

- Vaporiser set too high
- Overdose
- Presence of pre-existing problems

7

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

8

What 5 signs can show a patient is recovering from being too deeply anaethetised?

- Increased HR
- Stronger pulse
- Improved MM colour
- Improved CRT
- Reflexes returning