The parturient in the interventional radiology suite: New frontier in obstetric anaesthesia

Abstract

The anaesthesiologist's presence during interventional radiology (IR) is increasing due to increasingly ill patients and intricate procedures. The management of a parturient in IR suite is complex in terms of logistics of an unfamiliar procedure in an unfamiliar area. The literature available is largely written by radiologists with little attention paid to anaesthetic details and considerations. In the Indian scenario, in the absence of hybrid operating rooms (ORs), logistics involve transport of a parturient back and forth between the IR suite and the OR. As members of a multidisciplinary team, anaesthesiologists should utilise their expertise in fluid management, transfusion therapy and critical care to prevent and treat catastrophic events that may accompany severe peri-partum bleeding. Ensuring familiarity with the variety of IR procedures and the peri-procedure requirements can help the anaesthesiologist provide optimum care in the IR suite.

DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_438_16

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Dhansura2017ThePI, title={The parturient in the interventional radiology suite: New frontier in obstetric anaesthesia}, author={Tasneem S Dhansura and Nabila Shaikh}, booktitle={Indian journal of anaesthesia}, year={2017} }