What Anaesthetic Choices Do You Have In A Post-Collapse World?
thedailysheeple.com / By Lizzie Bennett / February 25th, 2014
It would be stupid to think that post-collapse nobody is ever going to need an anaesthetic, of course they are, and for that reason knowing where the nearest doctor is, or better still having one in your group would be everyone’s number one choice. Sadly, not everyone is going to know where a doctor is, and few will be fortunate enough to have one in their group.
In a post-collapse world we are all going to have to make some very stark choices based on what we are capable of, or what we perceive ourselves to be capable of.
Although old western movies will have you thinking that the application of a hot towel by a woman in a long dress and a snow white apron will cure any bullet wound, sadly, this is not the case. Often trying to treat a patient without anaesthesia will result in them going into shock, which in itself is enough to kill them.
This article is not about you doing brain surgery on the kitchen table, or digging bullets out of someone’s gut when a hunting trip goes wrong. It is simply to inform you of the choices available to you should you not be able to get qualified help.
Anaesthetics are a tricky business, monitoring the patients vital signs and maintaining their airway is a balancing act that requires knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as a huge amount of knowledge about the anaesthetic drugs available, and how they work in relation to muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants are given to soften muscles, allowing surgeons access without the twitching and reflex movements that would otherwise occur.