I can hear once more: The role of the Anaesthetic Nurse specialist in Cochlear implantation for people with long term deafness

A Keenan, L Hoy, D Martin

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of the Anaesthetic Nuse Specialist(ANS) in the context of innovative cochlear implant surgery which restores hearing to those with long term deafness. The specific focus is patient centered care during the long surgery under local anaestha when the patient is awake.
It is crucial during this surgery that the patient remains still, relaxed and calm, the ANS has been particularly creative using communication cards and tablets to allow patients to write questions and the nurse to answer. The writers capture the unique moment when someone with long term hearing can hear, and the ensuing emotion from the patient and theatre team.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Anaesthetic Nurse specialist, cochlear implantation

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