Flashcards in Post op assessment Deck (5)
Who do you need to inform if a patient needs emergency surgery?
on call anaesthetist
What should you ask a pt in a pre op assessment? AMPLE
Last eaten/last drank
Events leading up to surgery
WHat does BOXED stand for when doing post op assessment
Bedside tests (obs and ECG), bloods
Orifices (sputum, swab cultures (nose, wound), urine output, urine dip/msu, stool output, drains
X-ray and other imaging
Escalation to seniors and other teams
Name 3 generic causes of post op complications.
wound/surgical site infection
reaction to anaesthesia