Some precedure may be aided by ct scan ie tube placements
Know maximum doses for injected anesthetics based on your pt weight( with and with out epi.) Check for need for antibiotics if mitral valve problems. Usually pt and dentist are well aware before hand and the pt has taken oral doses.
Anesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
There are cases of minor surgery, but there are no cases of minor anesthesia
Although most anesthetics are traditionally given in the operating room, technology advancements have moved many procedures that still require patient relaxation outside of the operating room.
The anesthesia needed can range from local anesthetics, MAC, or general anesthesia.
Computed Tomography (CT scan)- X-rays penetrate tissues according to the anatomic numbers of atoms within the tissue.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)- Uses the dipole moment of an hydrogen atom which allows the atomic nucleus to act as a magnet. Radiofrequency energy is received from a patients water containing tissues. This is detected by machine and gives diagnostic information. Patient may need to be motionless for longer periods of time than the CT scanner.
d. flumazenil (Remazicon) antagonizes the actions of benzodiazepines on the central nervous system . Flumazenil competitively inhibits the activity at the benzodiazepine recognition site on the GABA /benzodiazapine receptor complex.
Dose- 0.2mg IV-over 15 sec. Q 1min-max total dose of 1 mg (10 mL). Usually see results with 0.6mg. For resedation may redose with max 1mg Q 20min – max 3mg/hr.