Central Venous Catheter

A catheter passed through a large vein in the neck and ending in the thoracic vena cava. It is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse medications and IV solutions.

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Anesthesia Awareness

Awareness is extremely rare and occurs when a patient becomes conscious during a surgical procedure under general anesthesia and has recall of events. These cases rarely occur during high-risk surgery where the patient’s condition does not allow for the usual dosages of medications and gases to be given.

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