intraoperative awareness

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intraoperative awareness

A complication of anesthesia in which insufficient anesthetic is administered and the patient feels pain or has other unpleasant perceptions of events that occur in the operating room.
Synonym: awareness with recall
See also: awareness
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(66.) The Joint Commission, Preventing, and Managing the Impact of, Anesthesia Awareness, SENTINEL EVENT ALERT, Oct.
Funded by grants from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the randomized, blinded, controlled studies will look separately at a broad group of 30,000 patients undergoing surgery and a more select group of 6,000 surgical patients at higher risk of "anesthesia awareness." Results should be available in 3-4 years.
Unsettling central idea is "anesthesia awareness," a supposedly rare phenomenon in which a patient seems to be unconscious, but is actually experiencing the pain of surgery without any way of expressing it.
When we were first asked to defend a New Hampshire anesthesiologist in a medical malpractice suit alleging "anesthesia awareness," we admit we were skeptical of the claim.
The potential for a midsurgery awakening is rarely, if ever, discussed with patients and is often dismissed afterward by physicians, nurses, and family, said Carol Weihrer, president of the Reston, Virginia-based Anesthesia Awareness Campaign.
The potential for a mid-surgery awakening is rarely, if ever, discussed with patients and is often dismissed afterward by physicians, nurses, and family, said Carol Weihrer, president of the Reston, Virginia-based Anesthesia Awareness Campaign.
Psychological impact of unexpected explicit recall of events occurring during surgery performed under sedation, regional anaesthesia and general anaesthesia: data from the Anesthesia Awareness Registry.
"Heartless" is a medical thriller and focuses on a condition called "anesthesia awareness" where a patient can't move his physique, yet can hear and see all that is happening around him/her.
Burnside et al., "Anesthesia awareness and the bispectral index," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
The classification was used as diagnostic criteria of awareness under general anesthesia where group 1 and 2 patients were considered as positive for anesthesia awareness. Patient's anesthesia record was consulted and the drugs and doses used at induction and maintenance of anesthesia at different stages of the surgery were noted down in a performa.
Novella and Tsakiris also discuss anesthesia awareness as a possible explanation for near-death experience accounts, "Any anesthesiologist will tell you- that patients can wake up during anesthesia- that is a perfectly plausible explanation for those cases," Novella stated.