Flashcards in Exam 3: Perioperative Deck (13):
Asprin before surgery
Should be stopped a weak prior (bleeding problems)
Diagnostic tests pre-op (5)
Pre-op: When should patient be NPO?
6-8 hours before surgery
Clear liquids ok until 2 hours before
Pre-op: When should infants be NPO?
Can have breastmilk 4 hours before
Pre-op medications given (3 categories)
- Tranquilizers / anxiolytics
Anticholinergics given pre-op (2)
Opiates given pre-op (2)
Tranquilizers / anxiolytics given pre-op
How often should you assess a post-op patient?
- First hour: Q15 minutes
- Next 2 hours: Q30 minutes
#1 post-op nursing intervention
Maintain a patent airway
Most common post-op complications: Fluids (4)
o Urinary Retention
Most common post-op complications: Circulatory (3)
o Pulmonary Embolus
o Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)