NA_Surgery Unit 3 Flashcards - Anaesthetics

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What was Simpson's job?
Professor of Midwifery, Edinburgh University
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Why were existing anaesthetics less than ideal?
Nitrous Oxide - didn't affect all Ether - explosive and could cause vomitting
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How did Simpson discover Chloroform?
Sniffed a range of solvents from the pharmacy - at great risk to himself!
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When did Simpson discover chloroform?
1847
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Why didn't people like Chloroform initially?
Religion - childbirth was meant to hurt! Military - soldiers should be tough!
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What helped Simpson's ideas be accepted?
Queen Victoria used it in childbirth. Other patients liked it too.
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Simpson's discovery triggered what period?
The Black Period - surgical deaths increased.
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Why did anaesthetics lead to more deaths?
Longer operations, more complex operations, still don't know about germs!
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Positives of anaeasthetics
Don't die of shock, internal operations can be performed as muscles are relaxed.
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Negatives of anaesthetics
Black period, risk of overdose e.g. Hannah Greener from Chloroform
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Why were existing anaesthetics less than ideal?

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