Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

Anesthesia in pregnancy for non-obstetric surgery

This is an introduction to anesthesia in pregnancy for non-obstetric surgery, suitable for those with an intermediate level of anesthesia experience. This talk discusses the prevalence of pregnant women requiring surgery during their pregnancy; the most common types of pathology and surgery occurring during pregnancy; the diagnostic challenges of these; and finally the implications for the anaesthetist or anesthesiologist.

For a more in-depth review, Reitman & Flood’s 2011 BJA article ‘Anaesthetic considerations for non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy‘¬†provides a great overview.

 

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About the Author

is an Australian consultant anaesthetist/anesthesiologist, with interests in anaesthesia education, obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia, and the practice of anaesthesia in remote and under-resourced environments. Daniel trained in Sydney, Darwin and Melbourne, and has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Fiji and Mongolia. He is one of the founders of gasexchange.com along with Brad O'Connor.


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