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What are the ways to get put out with general anaesthesia?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Varied
Usually patient s are put to sleep with a medication given through their iv.
It can also be given by mask for those with poor IV access or children. In rare cases I have used an intramuscular shot to induce anesthesia. Discuss all the options with your anesthesiologist.

In brief: Varied
Usually patient s are put to sleep with a medication given through their iv.
It can also be given by mask for those with poor IV access or children. In rare cases I have used an intramuscular shot to induce anesthesia. Discuss all the options with your anesthesiologist.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Injections or gas
Normally, drugs or injected to induce general anesthesia.
Sometimes, usually in children, anesthesia can be induced by gas inhalation, and an IV placed once the patient is asleep.

In brief: Injections or gas
Normally, drugs or injected to induce general anesthesia.
Sometimes, usually in children, anesthesia can be induced by gas inhalation, and an IV placed once the patient is asleep.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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In brief: Varies
Usually an anesthesiologist will use a variety of medications.
There are intravenous medications that make you sleepy, helps the brain sleep, and maybe some to relax the muscles, depending on the type of surgery. There may also be a breathing tube used to help you maintain your oxygen during surgery, as well as anesthetic gasses to breathe.

In brief: Varies
Usually an anesthesiologist will use a variety of medications.
There are intravenous medications that make you sleepy, helps the brain sleep, and maybe some to relax the muscles, depending on the type of surgery. There may also be a breathing tube used to help you maintain your oxygen during surgery, as well as anesthetic gasses to breathe.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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