Doctors in this department give anaesthetic for operations.
They are responsible for the provision of:
- acute pain services (pain relief after an operation)
- chronic pain services (pain relief in long-term conditions such as arthritis)
- critical care services (pain relief for those who have had a serious accident or trauma)
- obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia (epidurals in childbirth and anaesthetic for Caesarean sections).
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists of chest compressions and artificial ventilation used to maintain circulatory flow and oxygenation during cardiac arrest.
The resuscitation team is led by a medical senior house officer (SHO) with the support of a medical house officer (HO), an intensive care SHO, and an intensive care nurse.
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