When it comes to these issues, and many others, people tend to hide behind ‘it’s too far-reaching, I’d never be able to do anything about it as an individual.’ This simply isn’t true. There’s so much within our power, so much room for change, to change this ongoing narrative. Raising awareness is priority, and little actions truly could make the difference. As human beings, we consume about five grams of microplastics, over the course of one week. Turtles, fish, and other living beings die in a matter of moments after having consumed toxins coming along with plastics in the ocean. For each and every individual, there’s 25kg of plastic in the ocean, and each and every hour, this gets worse by the equivalent of 10 olympic pools. Doesn’t this make you sad? Angry? Dissapointed in our ignorance? Let’s use our voices and let’s start building some massive awareness. Together, we’ve got the power to let our planet thrive, again. It’s our one and only home. So are our bodies.
Anestehesia and Aviation. Not only capital A’s in common...
Have you ever seen a ducumentary series on airplane crash investigation?
Almost everyone has experienced a plane flight. The more attentive ones will have noticed three phases: take off-cruise-descent. The first and the last ones are the moments where you are required to stay seated with a seatbelt on. All of this is for a simple reason - dangerous disturbances and crashes most often occur then.
General anesthesia has three phases as well: induction-maintenance-emergence. Analogically, anesthesia-related complications are also most common after the induction and during emergence.
By the way, outcomes of critical mistakes in anesthesia and aviation are also the same...
However, contemporary anesthesia safety is rapidly increasing with improving education and equipment. Millions of people experience it without any complications every day.
The risk of death from anesthesia is comparable to that of about 50 to 100 plane flights. How do you classify such a risk? It is up to you.
Millions of people undergo surgeries with anesthesia every day. However, very few of them have any clue on how general anesthesia works.
What does it actually do to the brain to make you completely irresponsive to external stimuli?