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    Default Anaesthesiology Mnemonics

    Spinal anesthesia agents
    "Little Boys Prefer Toys":
    Lidocaine
    Bupivicaine
    Procaine
    Tetracaine

    Xylocaine: where not to use with epinephrine
    "Nose, Hose, Fingers and Toes"
    Vasoconstrictive effects of xylocaine with epinephrine are helpful in providing hemostasis while suturing. However, may cause local ischemic necrosis in distal structures such as the digits, tip of nose, penis, ears.


    General anaesthesia: equipment check prior to inducing
    MALES:
    Masks
    Airways
    Laryngoscopes
    Endotracheal tubes
    Suction/ Stylette, bougie


    Endotracheal intubation: diagnosis of poor bilateral breath sounds after intubation
    DOPE:
    Displaced (usually right mainstem, pyreform fossa, etc.)
    Obstruction (kinked or bitten tube, mucuous plug, etc.)
    Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
    Esophagus

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    Anesthesia: quick check
    SOAP:
    Suction
    Oxygen
    Airway
    Pharmacology


    Anesthetics equipment check
    MISMADE:
    Machine check
    IV supplies
    Suction
    Monitors
    Airways
    Drugs
    Equipment


    Failed intubation: causes
    INTUBATION:
    Infections of larynx
    Neck mobility abnormalities
    Teeth abnormalites (eg poor dentifom, loose and protuberant teeth)
    Upper airway abnormalities, strictures, or swellings
    Bullsneck deformities
    Ankylosing spondylitis
    Trauma/ TumourInexperienceOedema of upper airwayNarrowing of lower airway

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    keep 'em coming! very useful stuff.

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    asrafee...do u have anaesthesia ebook....can u post if u hav .....tanx alot man......keep sharing ....
    keep sharing and medicalgeek alive

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    thanx alot ,may god reward u
    if u have ebook about anasthesia plzzzzzzz send it to me

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