Flashcards in Surgical Techniques - Preoperative Routine, Post-Anesthesia Care, and Related Nursing Procedures 1-B Deck (100)
increased CO2 and decreased O2 in the body as a result of some interference with respiration
bubbling or rattling sounds caused by mucus in the air passages as in bronchitis or pneumonia
alternating cycles of hypernea and apnea, often seen in critically ill or unconscious patients
All institutional policies, procedures and guidelines should be followed when documenting care and _____ of the patient from PACU.
Written postoperative orders pertaining to the immediate care of the patient in the PACU and follow-up instructions will be completed by the _____.
Most patients will remain in the PACU for approximately one hour or until _____ _____ are stable and they have satisfactorily recovered from the effects of anesthesia.
The PACU staff is trained to recognize complications and anticipate postoperative difficulties by carefully monitoring patients until they meet _____ criteria.
The patient's condition is scored using a _______ scoring system and the anesthesia provider or surgeon will determine if the patient is stable enough to be transferred from the PACU.
A post-anesthesia evaluation must be completed no later than _____ hours after surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia services.