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Intraoperative care

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Dr. Venkat Shenoy
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 5, p.34 (123Doc Education, London, May 2012)


Intraoperative care lasts from the time the patient enters the induction room to when the operation is complete and the patient comes to the recovery ward. This article tries to familiarise the Foundation doctor with the operating theatre environment with an emphasis on measures which are in place to ensure the safety of patients. It observes the patient care in the intraoperative period from the anaesthetist's point of view.

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Dr. Venkat Shenoy

Department of Anaesthesia
Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex SS6 5NP


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