Will someone be watching over me and making sure I am safe and not feeling pain?

Your nurse anesthetist (CRNA) will be by your side throughout every part of your procedure. During anesthesia, your vital signs such as heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and oxygenation are constantly monitored to gauge the depth of anesthesia and your CRNA responds with modifications to ensure your comfort and safety.

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Endotracheal tube (also called ET tube)

A breathing tube, usually made of flexible plastic, inserted into the trachea to provide a passageway for air and to ensure the airway remains open and protected. Also called tracheal tube.

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