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General Anesthesia


What is the most commonly used inhalation anesthetic? Nitrous oxide
What percentage of nitrous oxide is needed to provide the same analgesia of morphine? 20%
What is the most serious side effect of nitrous oxide? N/V
What is the most widely used anesthetic? Propofol (Diprivan)
True or False: A nurse can give an IV bolus of propofol. False; only a doctor can give an IV bolus of propofol
True or False: A nurse can hang an IV drip of propofol. True
What are the adverse effects of propofol? Severe respiratory depression, hypotension, and risk of bacterial infection
What are labs that should be assessed before and after giving propofol? Lipid panels
True of False: Propofol is a controlled substance. False
What is Etomidate used for? As an induction agent
What is the action of Etomidate? A potent hypnotic agent
When is Etomidate contraindicated during surgery? If the patient has elevated creatinine levels
What drug is used for dissociative anesthesia? Ketamine
What is a side effect of Ketamine? Amnesia
Created by: shrewsburysd
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