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4 signs of Inflammation 

  1. Erythema
  2. Edema 
  3. Warmth
  4. Pain

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Erythema

accumulation of blood in dilated capillaries

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Post-op complications (related to)

  • Pain
  • Reaction to medications
  • Exhaustion    
  • Loss of control
  • Immobility    
  • Exposure

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First priority 

(when arrive in PACU post op)

 take vital signs and compare to baseline

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First sign of respiratory problem

Restlessness

 

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Atelectasis

  • alveolar collapse 
  • may be caused by hypoventilation, prolonged bedrest, ineffective cough

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Signs and Symptoms of Atelectasis

pain, tachypnea, dyspnea, tachycardia, fever

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most common respiratory complications in the elderly, obese, malnourished, chronic respiratory disease

Pneumonia

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Aspiration pneumonia

inhalation of gastric contents (pH 2-4) →toxic to lung tissue

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Most important intervention to prevent post-op complications

Early Ambulation

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