Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Anesthesia: in head trauma

Contributor(s): Polly Taylor, Claire Waters

Introduction

Aims

  • To avoid exacerbating the effects of the head injury.
  • Avoid causing secondary damage to intact nervous tissue.
  • Support vital physiological functions under the control of damaged areas of nervous tissue, may be direct effects on respiratory and cardiovascular centers.
  • Avoid causing a rise in intracranial pressure (ICP) Intracranial pressure measurement.

Preparation

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Requirements

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Procedure

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Maintenance

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Recovery

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Further Reading

Publications

Referred papers

Other sources of information

  • Hall L W & Taylor P M (1994) Eds Anesthesia of the Cat. London: Bailliere Tindall. pp152-153,266-268, 294-301. ISBN 0 7020 1665 9
  • Bedford P G C (1991) Small Animal Anesthesia, The Increased Risk Patient. London: Bailliere Tindall. p35-38, 43-44. ISBN 0 7020 1501 6.
  • Hall L W (1982) Relaxant drugs in small animal anesthesia. In: Proceedings of the Association of Veterinary Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Supplement to10, 144-155.


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