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Perioperative challenges in management of a deaf and dumb patient posted for high-risk cardiac surgery


1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, CARE Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, CARE Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Vivek Chowdhry
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, CARE Hospital, Near Municipal Kalyan Mandap, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751 016, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185567

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 564-567

 

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Perioperative management of deaf and dumb patients can be a challenging task. For smooth postoperative recovery, proper care should begin in the preoperative period. Understanding the patients' needs and training him to follow the instructions requires to involve a communication specialist. Judicious use of sedatives and analgesics is essential to keep the patient pain-free and comfortable. Postoperatively, the patient should be kept awake, enough to understand the internal need of the body and to make a meaningful response to external stimuli. Adequate preoperative planning and coordinated team efforts with involvement of specialists can help in delivering better postoperative care.






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1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, CARE Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, CARE Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Vivek Chowdhry
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, CARE Hospital, Near Municipal Kalyan Mandap, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751 016, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185567

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Perioperative management of deaf and dumb patients can be a challenging task. For smooth postoperative recovery, proper care should begin in the preoperative period. Understanding the patients' needs and training him to follow the instructions requires to involve a communication specialist. Judicious use of sedatives and analgesics is essential to keep the patient pain-free and comfortable. Postoperatively, the patient should be kept awake, enough to understand the internal need of the body and to make a meaningful response to external stimuli. Adequate preoperative planning and coordinated team efforts with involvement of specialists can help in delivering better postoperative care.






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