Postoperative cardiac arrest after uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy in ASA-1 patient

Harbhajan Singh Saini
2021 Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care  
It's almost 22 years now, I was new to private practice and worked in a small nursing home. A young lady was scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy under GA. She was the wife of a close friend of the owner of the nursing home, so was dealt like a VIP by the OR team. The small nursing home had a simple OT with facilities as good as my medical college. Boyle's machine with Goldman vaporizer, a Cardioscope, pulse oximeter and manual BP apparatus. I had been working there for about one year or
more » ... o and had purchased Draeger Microvent ventilator. I was used to work single-handedly. We managed almost all every kind of surgery. A very helpful physician, my closest friend, managed almost everything in our 4 bed ICU. The nursing home had established reputation of being the preferred healthcare facility for many reasons, for which it became an NABH accredited hospital within few years.
doi:10.35975/apic.v25i1.1451 fatcat:zmdsjdryj5gzlhpjlm6ioyz5ci