Today is the day I went to Theatre! I have to say I loved it and found it extremely interesting…
The patient that I was following throughout their procedure, was admitted onto the ward by me this morning. I spoke with her about her procedure and preparation for her surgery.
As she went in to prep for the procedure I was able to observe the anaethetist administering the general anaesthetic to the patient and watched as her body began to succumb to the GA.
Once in the theatre the consultant began the scheduled procedure that was supposed to last 2 and a half hours…although in the end it took an hour and a half longer than planned.
Once the surgery was concluded I was able to follow the patient and anaethetist to the recovery room to bring her round from the GA.
The surgery was a success and I enjoyed being able to observe it…definitely something I would he interested in persuing more!