Rapid sequence spinal anaesthesia for category-1 urgency caesarean section: a case series.

@article{Kinsella2010RapidSS,
  title={Rapid sequence spinal anaesthesia for category-1 urgency caesarean section: a case series.},
  author={Stephen Michael Kinsella and K Girgirah and Mark J L Scrutton},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 7},
  pages={664-9}
}
SUMMARY General anaesthesia is the fastest method for anaesthetising a category-1 caesarean section but is associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality. We describe the 'rapid sequence spinal' to minimise anaesthetic time. This consists of a no-touch spinal technique, consideration of omission of the spinal opioid, limiting spinal attempts, allowing the start of surgery before full establishment of the spinal block, and being prepared for conversion to general anaesthesia if there… CONTINUE READING
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