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CHVR Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Service
Most operations at the Martigny site are carried out on patients from the orthopaedic department and on a few gynaecological and ENT surgery cases, most of which are elective. Patients who are to be operated on are first seen at our on-site Pre-Operation Evaluation Unit (‘unité d’évaluation préopératoire’, UEP). This is an opportunity to communicate with the anaesthetist, ideally a few days before the operation is scheduled, so that the patients can be precisely informed and give their enlightened consent.
A good number of interventions are carried out in the outpatient clinic, using an anaesthetic technique that is appropriate for this. Our site also handles some acute emergencies during opening hours, as well as sub-acute traumatology cases.
At nights, on the weekends and on bank holidays, on-call anaesthesia is provided by the on-call team at Sion Hospital, which is staffed by part of the Martigny medico-nursing team.
We have developed our skills in the field of locoregional anaesthesia that is tailored to orthopaedic surgery, in the form of peripheral nerve blocks, which are particularly useful in treating post-surgical pain.
Finally, patients requiring intensive post-surgical care are not operated on at our site, but instead are redirected to Sion.
The medical anaesthesiology team at the Martigny site is also responsible for the chronic analgesia service. This service carries out around 1,200 consultations every year, mainly focussed on treating chronic pain.
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