Challenges during anaesthetic management of a 38-year-old deaf and mute patient under general anaesthesia

Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces IndiaAuthor(s): Vijay Singh, Abdul NasserAbstractCongenitally deaf and mute adult patients have speech and language disabilities. Establishing meaningful communication with these patients is a challenge in acute hospital-care settings, particularly when anaesthetic care is to be provided. Several methods can be adopted to facilitate interaction, such as sensitisation of health-care providers and training them in ways to communicate effectively. A thorough preoperative assessment and customised perioperative management satisfying the patients needs will ensure a successful outcome. Implementing pain protocols and using tools such as Visual Analog Scale (VAS) will mitigate stress and surgical related complications.
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