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World Anaesthesia Day 2021: History, and Types of Anaesthesia


World Anaesthesia Day 2021: History, and Types of Anaesthesia

Every year, World Anaesthesia Day is celebrated on October 16th across the world. this day marks the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anaesthesia in 1846.

  • This day is also known as National Anaesthesia Day or Ether Day in some countries.
  • Anesthesia is called a state of temporary impairment of awareness or sensation and leads to painless surgical procedures. the anesthesia puts a patient into brief unconsciousness.

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World Anaesthesia Day 2021 History

  • W.T.G Morton had discovered the first official successful demonstration of ether as an anaesthetic, started the era of the practice of anesthesiology.
  • The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) celebrates World Anaesthesia Day in the collaboration with 150 countries.

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Types of Anaesthesia

Local Anaesthesia– is used for minor surgery in a specific part of the body and its duration is also relatively less.

General Anaesthesia: When general anaesthesia is used, it leaves the patient unconscious with relaxed muscles. General anaesthesia is administered by inhalation or injection.

Regional Anaesthesia – is used to numb a larger portion of the body like the abdomen.

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