Although the actual practice of delivering a 'pre-med' (Om and Scop) to a patient is falling out of fashion, especially in a chaotic NHS world, there is no doubt that there a hundred ways to perform cardiac anaesthesia.
So here is a basic individualised guide to the particular foibles of most of our consultants.
The Anaesthetic support staff will assist you as much as they are able knowing the dept well.
Remembering that the 'pre-med visit' is a crucial time for assessment and learning for you and the patient. It forms the basis of your case planning with the consultant.
Also it is a great reassurance to the patient and their family who will likely never have heard of our department.
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