It hardly crosses your mind the mind-boggling figure of people who currently overdose not only on leisure narcotics but actual medication drugs such as anesthesia. The threat of this mismanagement is life threatening with numerous death cases being reported. Anesthesia management is important to keep track of the drug in the human body based on body structure, age, weight and the infliction. Here’s why anesthesia management is vital;
An overdose of anesthesia may have several effects whether administered local, regional or general in nature. Some of the effects may include;
• Nausea and vomiting
• Impaired communication
• Difficulty while breathing
• Impaired judgment
• Low body temperatures due to poor circulation, also known as hypothermia
• Wrongful death
General research shows that wrongful deaths caused by complications from general anesthesia are on the rise. Once anesthesia is administered, a patient’s blood pressure may drop suddenly. If prompt corrective measures aren’t taken to stabilize the patient’s blood pressure, he or she may die.
With proper management, all the above effects can be monitored and managed taking into account the patient’s pre-existing health conditions, age, weight, and health status.
Under dose prevention
An instance where a patient is under poor or under dose of an anesthetic may suddenly gain consciousness during surgery. This subjects the patient to an unimaginable pain that may cause tragic mental trauma.
Anesthesia management ensures that the right dosage of the medicine is administered to cover painful surgical ordeals. This facilitates effective treatment and quicker recovery for the patient.
A repetitive instance of an overdose on a patient may introduce a mental notion of means to curb pain through personal medication. This translates to a patient seeking self-medication away from medical institutions that may be harmful to them. Effective management of anesthesia will prevent the unintentional overdose that may cause addiction.
Facilitates effective pain management
The major use of anesthetics is to help curb pain during medical procedures. It helps curb breathing, blood flow, and heart rate. It relaxes you and curbs pain. Medically speaking the pain inflicted during surgery is intolerable to an unanesthetized patient. Proper management ensures this major role is duly achieved.
Curbs unexplained precursory symptoms
Unmanaged anesthetics application usually over a period causes unexplained symptoms that may not necessarily infer to the anesthetic after treatment. Each anesthetic has different effects on the body. These symptoms include sleep apnea, memory loss, and loss of bodily functions, sore throat, and hypothermia.
Medically we can all agree that effects of unmanaged anesthetics application are not worth the risks we have reviewed. Effective management ensures treatment is carried out efficiently facilitating a quicker recovery.