Monitored Anesthesia Care
MAC anesthesia is usually used to achieve the goals similar to those of the general anesthesia. It involves the administration of several drugs to achieve effects such as sedation, anxiolysis, analgesia, and hypnosis.
In 10-30 percent surgical procedures procured, mac anesthesia is usually the leading choice, according to National Institutes of Health. A board-certified anesthesiologist or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) have to assess the patient keenly to establish the type of drugs to administer.
Fundamental Elements & Purposes of Monitored Anesthesia
Enhanced Patient Safety
Safe Sedation is one of the 3 essential elements of MAC. Patient safety is vital throughout the procedure. By having the patient sedated, there can be no movement and hence rare possibility of injuries.
Control the Patient Anxiety
This is yet another element of the medical anesthesia. MAC quells fear and anxiety especially in patients who’ve had problems undergoing medical procedures in the past due to their apprehensiveness.
Without pain, they can relax, cooperate, be content and comfortable with the procedure itself. Besides, they’ll be ready to undertake it again if required in the future.
MAC is exceptionally effective at keeping the pain under control. The patient under operation will be awake but will feel no pain.
Good for Fast Recovery
It helps to ensure that the patient gets discharged within the shortest time possible. That’s because the sedatives used in MAC wear quickly meaning promising to cut the recovery time significantly and decreases the aftereffects.
Are there Any Risks Associated with MAC Anesthesia?
Some patients will experience breathing problems, nausea, and allergic reactions due to the anesthetic. For safety purposes, be sure to visit a qualified and skilled MAC provider capable of switching to general anesthesia when the need arises.
Making the Most Out of a Monitored Anesthetic Care & the Safety Tips
- Make sure you follow the instructions of the anesthesiologist on the duration not to eat or drink before your procedure.
- Notify your physician if you’re on any medications you take including the over-the-counter, herbal medicines and supplements.
- You should have a reliable means of getting home. Mostly, have a member of your family to drive you back home.
- Make sure that you avoid alcohol 24 hours before and 24 hours after the procedure
- Avoid driving or operating any other heavy machinery after the procedure until one day is over.
Strategy Anesthesia specializes in Monitored Anesthesia Care services for the painful procedures to ensure the safety of the patients, control the pain and keep their anxiety at manageable levels. Our team of professionals include board-certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetics who’ll monitor the administration of general anesthesia and MAC anesthesia.