anaesthetic awareness

Related to anaesthetic awareness: awake

anaesthetic awareness

n
the gaining of consciousness by an anaesthetized patient during a surgical operation
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She experienced the phenomena of anaesthetic awareness which is feeling pain/pressure but unable to move or communicate, and the trauma led her to commit suicide.
During a heart transplant, a millionaire suffers an attack of 'anaesthetic awareness' leaving him awake on the operating table but unable to communicate.
First we examined anaesthetic incidents as a sub-set of the total number of reported incidents; then we examined pre-surgery assessment, epidural anaesthesia, and anaesthetic awareness incidents, as they were identified as being frequent and of potential concern.
Once the surgery starts, it seems she may have good reason to be concerned, because Clayton's anaesthesia fails and he experiences the rare but terrifying state of 'anaesthetic awareness' where he can't move or talk, but is aware of everything that is happening to him.
But as his character slips under the anaesthetic, he realises he can still hear and see everything but is unable to move - a real-life medical phenomenon known as 'anaesthetic awareness'.
But as his character Clayton Beresford slips under the anaesthetic, he realises he can still hear and see everything but is unable to move - a reallife medical phenomenon known as anaesthetic awareness.
It's called "anaesthetic awareness" and it means that, while paralysed, the patient can hear and feel everything that is happening while they are under the knife.
Disturbing tale of a man who wakes up on the operating table, apparently a victim of 'anaesthetic awareness'.
This shocking documentary recounts the stories of those who have endured "anaesthetic awareness" - suffering the agony of an operation without their surgeon knowing they are awake.
ANAESTHETIC awareness is the stuff of nightmares - it could only have been a matter of time before film-makers seized this theme of terror and turned it into a psychological thriller, writes Meryl Davies.