Contraception advice for patients following the administration of Sugammadex

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SummaryAn anaesthetic drug you received today may interfere with hormonal contraception, and increase the chance of pregnancy. If you are taking ‘the pill’ (combined or mini), follow the missed pill advice in the packaging leaflet. If you have a hormonal implant, coil, injection, patch or vaginal ring, you will need to use barrier contraception, such as condoms, for 7 days. …

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Regional anaesthesia using peri neural catheters

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General InformationYou have been given a continuous peri neural local anaesthetic catheter to give you pain relief after your operation. This guidance sheet will give you further information about it. What is a continuous peri neural catheter?A peri neural catheter is a long, thin, floppy tube that has been positioned to lie next to the nerve that supplies strength and …

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Enhanced sedation for GI endoscopy

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A guide to Enhanced Sedation for OGD, colonoscopy and ERCP This leaflet only describes the sedation part of your care. Please refer to the specific leaflets listed at the end of this leaflet for more information about your endoscopy procedure. At the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton we run a specialised Enhanced Sedation service in Endoscopy delivered by Consultant …

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Regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery

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What is a nerve block?A nerve block of your arm means numbing the nerves that supply your arm with feeling and power by injecting local anaesthetic around them. The arm can be made numb enough to be operated on. Although the nerve block by itself is sufficient for an operation, your anaesthetist can discuss additional sedation or general anaesthesia with …

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