Background: General anaesthesia is the state produced when a patient receives medications for amnesia, analgesia, muscle paralysis, and sedation. An anaesthetised patient can be thought of as being in a controlled, reversible state of unconsciousness. Anaesthesia enables a patient to tolerate surgical procedures that would otherwise inflict unbearable pain, potentiate extreme physiologic exacerbations, and result in unpleasant memories. General anaesthesia uses intravenous and inhaled agents to allow adequate surgical access to the operative site.
Aim: To analyse the knowledge, attitude and awareness about general anaesthesia among dental students.
Materials and Methods: The study was designed as a prospective, questionnaire based survey. A set of questions were prepared enquiring the basic knowledge about general anaesthesia among dental students. A total of 100 students were selected among the 3rd, 4th and the interns (those who undergo clinical practices).
Result: Around 90% of the Participants had basic knowledge about general anaesthesia, 78% of the participants had no knowledge about conscious sedation when compared to general anaesthesia. 8% of them are not aware about the drugs used for general anaesthesia and their administration.
Conclusion: The need for both theoretical and practical training, continuos update of drugs used for the whole team should be stressed as a part of clinical governance framework for ensuring the delivery of high quality service. It is also necessary to have appropriate equipment and ensure that the equipments are properly maintained.
Kalaivani.N et al.2017, Knowledge, Attitude And Awareness About General Anaesthesia among Dental Students. Int J Recent Sci Res. 8(3), pp. 16261-16265. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijrsr.2017.0803.0114
· ISSN: 0976-3031
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· Submission Date: Open
· Publication Date: Open
· DOI: 10.24327/IJRSR
· Researcher ID: K-7356-2016
· IC Value: 5.72
· NLM ID: 101631819