How does anesthesia work?

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Many people know the feeling of counting backward from 100 before a surgical procedure begins, but what actually happens between number 99 and waking up after surgery? Watch a short video about the different types of anesthesia, the history of medical sedation, and what goes on in your body when you are anesthetized.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a human anatomy or biology class
  • Have viewers write a short narrative about a time they had surgery or received another type of anesthesia
  • Host a discussion in which class members hypothesize about the ways anesthesia works before watching the video
  • Create a flipped classroom lesson by prompting class members to watch the video for homework, and to discuss what they have learned in class the next day
Classroom Considerations

  • When the video ends and the assessment begins, it's difficult to return to the video; consider opening two tabs if you want to refer back to the video

  • Subject matter is interesting and engaging for learners
  • The video is animated and narrated in an entertaining way for viewers of all levels
  • Comes with an assessment to check for understanding, as well as a list of additional resources

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