John Nardiello, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Electroconvulsive therapy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Prior to the introduction of anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the 1970s, up to 50% of patients experienced fractures of the extremities, vertebrae, or teeth. Anesthetic care with the use of sedative/hypnotics, muscle relaxants, and ventilatory support has greatly decreased the risk of injury associated…

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