Importance Of Spinal Anesthesia

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TEXILA AMERICAN UNIVERSITY.
CAPSTONE PROJECT.
CAPSTONE PROJECT ON INCIDENCE OF SPINAL ANAESTHESIA FOR CAESAREAN SECTION.

SUBMITTED BY: FUNMILAYO BOLANLE AGUNBIADE (MRS). ADMISSION NUMBER - 14212. SUBMITTED TO THE TEXILA AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE

JUNE ,2015.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. My sincere appreciation goes to all who have helped me in one way or the other to complete this CAPSTONE PROJECT, especially every member of staff of the nursing and anesthesia department
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Spinal anesthesia involve s introduction of a small amount of local anesthetic via injection into the Cerebrospinal fluid . The injection is given at the lumbar spine below the level at which the spinal cord terminates. [L2]. It is easier to perform and has the ability to provide appropriate operating conditions for surgery below the umbilicus. The anesthetist must have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology with that of safe anesthesia to benefit the patient and the surgeon. ADVANTAGES OF SPINAL ANESTHESIA.
-COST- This is reduced in comparison with that of general anesthesia in terms of the drugs and the gases used.
-PATIENT SATISFACTION-Most of the patients are very happy with this technique because of the recovery that is rapid with the absence of side effects.
- RESPIRATORY DISEASES- It produces few side effects if unduly high blocks are avoided.
-PATENT AIRWAY-It minimize risk of airway obstruction and MELDENSON'S SYNDROME.

-DIABETIC PATIENTS-There is minimum risk of unrecognized hypoglycemia in an awake patient.
-MUSCLE RELAXATION- It provides an excellent muscle relaxation for lower abdominal and lower limb

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