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Final basic sciences short case 23

Created: 5/4/2013
1. Discuss pollution in the operating theatre - why bother with scavenging?
- What is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health? What level (ppm) of substances are allowable in theatre?
- Discuss ventilation in the operating theatre.
- What is scavenging?

2. Describe how you would perform a deep and a superficial cervical plexus block.
- What are the complications?

3. Name some drugs affecting intracerebral pressure (ICP).
- What effects does desflurane have on the ICP?
- How does mannitol affect ICP? Draw a graph to demonstrate this.

4. Describe the clotting cascade.
- What is the role of role of platelets?
- What is the role of GpIIb/IIIa receptors?
- Name some natural anticoagulants.
- Can you name any new drugs for use in postoperative prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism prophylaxis?

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