The department of Anesthesia & Critical Care at Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences focuses on providing anesthesia care to patients undergoing surgical or medical procedures. The primary objective of our Anesthesia department is to provide optimal conditions for surgical interventions and medical procedures while ensuring the well-being of the patient by employing various techniques and medications to induce different levels of anesthesia, manage pain, monitor vital signs, and support vital bodily functions throughout the procedure.
The department of Anesthesia encompasses several key areas:
Pre-operative assessment: evaluate patients prior to surgery or procedures to determine their overall health, medical history, and any potential risk factors. They review medications, perform physical examinations, and order necessary tests to ensure patient safety and plan the appropriate anesthesia approach.
Anesthetic management: select and administer anesthesia based on the individual patient's needs, the type and duration of the procedure, and other factors. There are different types of anesthesia, including general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local anesthesia, each suited for specific situations.
General anesthesia: It involves the use of intravenous drugs and inhaled anesthetics to induce a state of unconsciousness, allowing the patient to remain pain-free and unaware during the procedure.
Regional anesthesia: It involves numbing a specific region of the body, such as an arm or a leg, using techniques like spinal anesthesia or peripheral nerve blocks. The patient remains conscious, but the area being operated on is effectively anesthetized.
Local anesthesia: It involves injecting an anesthetic medication directly into the tissue to numb a small, specific area. It is commonly used for minor procedures or surgeries.
Intra-operative monitoring: closely monitor the patient's vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiratory function, throughout the procedure. They make necessary adjustments to maintain stability and respond promptly to any changes or complications that may arise.
Pain management: play a vital role in post-operative pain management. They prescribe and administer pain medications, including opioids, non-opioid analgesics, and regional analgesic techniques, to ensure patients are comfortable during the recovery process.
Critical care and resuscitation: Anesthesiologists are trained in critical care medicine and are often involved in the management of patients in intensive care units (ICUs). They provide expertise in airway management, hemodynamic stabilization, ventilation support, and resuscitation efforts when needed.
Our Anesthesia department works collaboratively with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the smooth and safe delivery of anesthesia services. We also provide consultative services for patients with complex medical conditions or those who may require anesthesia for non-surgical procedures, such as endoscopic examinations or interventional radiology procedures.
Our Team prioritizes patient safety, pain management, and the optimization of surgical outcomes. .Overall, our Anesthesia plays a critical role in patient care by providing safe and effective anesthesia services. Throughourexpertise in managing pain, monitoring vital signs, and maintaining patient well-being, we seek to contribute to the success of surgical and medical procedures while ensuring patient comfort and safety.