Sunday, April 09, 2006

Hospitals told to avoid surgery nightmare

Hospitals told to avoid surgery nightmare
October 6, 2004

A medical accreditation group Tuesday urged hospitals nationwide to take steps to prevent ''anesthesia awareness'' -- instances in which patients wake up during surgery and sometimes feel excruciating pain without being able to cry out.
An estimated 20,000 to 40,000 patients wake up during general anesthesia each year and about one-quarter of them report feeling pain, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations said in an alert sent to the 4,579 hospitals it monitors nationwide.
The sensation is described by some as being like ''entombed in a corpse.''
''Some patients describe these occurrences as their 'worst hospital experience,' and some determine to never again undergo surgery,'' JCAHO said.

For real Terri ~ From "The endogyn Papers"
19 May 2005 by IHRT - References
So I had made it all the way to Seligenstadt. Dr. Kruschinski is so very kind and receptive to my needs...finally a doctor who understands. He even had his nurse go out to buy a DVD player so we could watch movies in the apartment. ...
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