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Flashcards in Perioperative Patient Vigilence Deck (10):
1

What are the three important things in preoperative patient vigilence? (actions)

Communication + Observation + Interpretation

2

What needs to be maintained for perfusion?

Volume + Pressure

3

What characteristic of the tissue can tell you that perfusion is off?

Color

4

What is a good indicator in the GI tract of viability and function?

Peristalsis

5

What are you checking for when you feel tissue texture?

Edema + Necrosis + Sloughing

6

What can produce a fruity odor from your patient?

Pseudomonas

7

What are options for fluid therapy?

Transfusion + Colloids + Crystalloids

8

What medications can be used to increase BP?

Vasopressors

9

What can chronotropic drugs do?

Change heart rate

10

What can inotropuic drugs do?

Change contractility