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Recovery Period

Period of time between discontinuance of anesthesia and when pt's vitals return to normal limits

1

Reason why the mortality rate is highest during the recovery period

The patient is not monitored as closely during this time

2

When extabating a patient during recovery what is done with the cuff on the ET tube

The cuff should only be deflated 2/3 of the way to help prevent aspiration

3

What should you do if the patient is snoozing during recovery

Get them active and help to stimulate them to prevent hypothermia

4

At what temperature can you safely remove the IV catheter during recovery

100°F

5

In what recumbency should the patient be in at the end of recovery

Voluntary sternal recumbency

6

All ______ and _____ Should be present and WNL before leaving the pt

Protective reflexes and vital signs

7

Rules for recovery, patient should not be left alone until these have been met.

10th at at least 100°F, need to be involuntary sternal recumbency, all protective reflexes are present, all vital signs are WNL

8

Signs of hemorrhage

Pale mucous membranes
lethargic
hypothermic & hypotension increased heart rate
distended abdomen
Increased CRT

9

What is the best test to run if you see signs of hemorrhage

PCV- Requires very little blood and should always be compared to the pre-op PCV

10

If you notice signs of hemorrhage during recovery you should always...

Notify the doctor immediately

11

During recovery the patient should be extabated after two...

Consecutive swallows

12

When extabating brachycephalic's what should be done

The ET tube should be left in as long as possible