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1. WHAT IS GENERAL ANAESTHETICS

General Anaesthetics refer to the state of sleep when your operation is taking place. Anaesthetists, who administer medications that produce a state of unconsciousness, conduct this procedure.

This makes you unaware of pain and other unpleasant sensations. Other forms of anaesthetics are sometimes employed for certain type of operations. The details can be found in the links shown in this page.

2. HAVING AN ANAESTHETIC

There are a few things you can do beforehand to facilitate your anaesthetic:

  • Try to quit smoking if you are a smoker
  • Talk to your anaesthetist regarding any issue of concern
  • Seek advice regarding your regular medication, in particular blood thinning medications
  • Get a little fitter
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Lose some weight if you are overweight
  • Tell your anaesthetist about any health problem you may have
  • Fill in our ‘preoperative questionnaire and e-mail it back to Northside Anaesthesia
  • Follow the fasting guidelines given by the hospital
  • Click on the following links and be informed about anaesthetics
3. AFTER YOUR OPERATION
  • Seek advice about your medications, specifically pain killers and blood thinning medications and antibiotics
  • Be accompanied home by a responsible adult
  • Within the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic:
    • Do not perform potentially harmful tasks,
    • Do not drive a car,
    • do not sign any legal documents.
    • Abstain from alcohol and other recreational drugs.
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