04/24/2007

‘Unintended Awareness’ Topic of Anesthesia Grand Rounds

Alumna, former Chair return to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Anesthesia awareness is the phenomenon of being mentally alert while supposedly under full general anesthesia. The patient is paralyzed, unable to speak, and totally helpless to communicate his/her awareness.  Actual cutting pain may or may not be present. 

Carol Weihrer, president and founder of the Anesthesia Awareness Campaign, and West Virginia University alumna, along with Robert Johnstone, M.D., former chair of the WVU Department of Anesthesiology will discuss this topic at Anesthesia Grand Rounds, Wednesday, April 25.

Their discussion, “Unintended Awareness Under General Anesthesia,” will be held at 7 a.m., in room 5C67 on the fifth floor of Ruby Memorial Hospital.

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Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
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