TU Ilmenau Citizens Campus: Sleep well with safety - anaesthesiological concepts

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Fr. 26.11.2021
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All interested citizens

Topic:         Sleep well with safety - anaesthesiological concepts

Time:          Friday, 26.11.2021, 3:00 p.m.

Place:        TU Ilmenau,Faradaybau, Faraday lecture hall, Weimarer Str. 32

Speaker:    Dr. Heike Schlegel-Höfner, Chief Physician Anaesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine Ilm-Kreis-Kliniken Arnstadt-Ilmenau


Due to the increased incidence of Corona infection, the 3G-Plus rule applies at the TU Ilmenau Citizens Campus. All participants who have been vaccinated or have recovered must prove this with official documents before entering the Faraday lecture hall. All other participants must present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours.

Due to the limited number of seats, pre-registration is mandatory: www.tu-ilmenau.de/buergercampus


The ability to perform medical operations under general anesthesia, that is, to temporarily eliminate the patient's consciousness and sense of pain, has made many surgical procedures possible in the first place. The most common unpleasant after-effects of general anesthesia are temporary nausea and vomiting, which occur in about ten percent of patients. The risk of dying from anaesthesia today is between 0.004 and 0.009 per cent, which is little greater than when awake. And yet some people fear the loss of control caused by anaesthesia or are afraid of not being able to wake up.


In her lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens Campus (previously the Senior Citizens Academy), Dr. Heike Schlegel-Höfner, chief physician for anaesthesia/intensive medicine at the Ilm-Kreis-Kliniken Arnstadt-Ilmenau, assured the audience that anaesthesia today is safer than ever before thanks to well-trained specialist staff and state-of-the-art technology. Moreover, in recent years, formerly risky procedures have found their way into daily practice as an alternative to general anaesthesia - such as regional anaesthesia, in which only certain nerves are anaesthetised with ultrasound. Sonographic localization of the nerves is a prerequisite for safe and successful puncture and helps to avoid damage. In addition to anaesthesiological proceduresDr. Heike Schlegel-Höfner will also explain modern pain therapy concepts for surgical interventions in her lecture.


Admission: 5 Euro



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