New York Anesthesia Malpractice Information
Provided by a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Administering anesthesia for a procedure whether it is for a simple hernia operation or for a quadruple cardiac by-pass operation requires a knowledgeable and careful anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. A complete pre-anesthetic history and assessment of the patient is important to allow the physician or nurse to be aware of any special conditions that would affect the administration of anesthesia. Even the body type is important in terms of intubation and the possibility of apnea. The medical care provider who administers anesthesia must not only be aware of how to properly anesthetize the particular patient but also how to safely bring the patient out of anesthesia. The decision of the type of anesthesia to be used, what agents are appropriate are all factors that must be properly analyzed by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. Epidural or spinal anesthesia requires the proper placement of the needle to ensure there is no injury to nerves.