Patient Education

Patient Education

FAQ’S on Anaesthesia

The word anaesthesia means ‘loss of sensation’. It can involve a simple local anaesthetic injection which numbs a small part of the body, such as a finger or around a tooth. It can also involve using powerful drugs which cause unconsciousness….

FAQS on Epidural

An epidural is an injection given into the lower back. It is the most effective way to relieve labour pains. The feeling of pain is carried to the brain via the nerves in the spinal cord. An epidural injection obstructs this message of pain and you go through a painless labour…

FAQS on Patient Awareness

Awareness under general anesthesia is a rare condition that occurs when surgical patients can recall their surroundings or an event—sometimes even pain—related to their surgery while they were under general anesthesia…

Questions to be asked

It may be helpful to try and get the answers to any questions you might have well in advance of your scheduled surgery. Below is a list of issues you may wish to discuss with your anesthetist or nurse…