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Safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia TIVA 2018

Summary 

For the purposes of simplicity, these guidelines will use the term total intravenous anaesthesia but also encompass techniques involving a combination of intravenous infusion and inhalational anaesthesia. This document is intended as a guideline for safe practice when total intravenous anaesthesia is being used, and not as a review of the pros and cons of total intravenous anaesthesia vs. inhalational anaesthesia in situations where both techniques are possible. These guidelines cover but are not limited to: 

  • Propofol infusion
  • Starting target concentrations
  • Drug and fluid lines
  • The interpretation and limitations of processed electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring