Anaesthesia or anaesthesia (from Greek “without sensation”) is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. A patient under the effects of anaesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anaesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would otherwise cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanaesthetised patient, or would otherwise be technically unfeasible. Three broad categories of anaesthesia exist.
What Will You Learn?
- To enable the student to function as a specialist anaesthesiologist, well trained in practice of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain Management, Resuscitation of all acute or acute on chronic conditions and as a trainer imparting such knowledge to the doctors in training and subordinate ancillary medical staff. To this end he should possess diagnostic skills as well as skills with laboratory procedures, and current technologic tools, their judicious use and sensible interpretation of various clinical settings in depth knowledge of all basic sciences and all disciplines of clinical medicine. To ensure that student develops dedication to the speciality, the patients under his care, the institution and be able to work as a team with Surgeons, Nursing staff, Hospital administration and with other Clinicians, understanding, adjusting and instructing wherever necessary with a balanced mind and leadership qualities.
- To facilitate the student, develop a thorough grasp of the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and interaction of all anaesthetics and allied drugs which he will be using or which the patient has already been taking. To ensure he develops knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hepatobiliary, hormonal and neurologic systems of the body To ensure he possesses adequate knowledge of the physical principles on which are based the anaesthetic monitoring and resuscitation gadgets he is likely to use, understanding the functioning of each and feasibility of their use in different clinical presentations of a patient.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacology As applied to Anaesthesia
Pathophysiology of various diseases Including
Medicine As applied to the practice of Anaesthesia