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increased CO2 and decreased O2 in the body as a result of some interference with respiration

asphyxia

92

bubbling or rattling sounds caused by mucus in the air passages as in bronchitis or pneumonia

rales

93

alternating cycles of hypernea and apnea, often seen in critically ill or unconscious patients

Cheyne-Stokes

94

All institutional policies, procedures and guidelines should be followed when documenting care and _____ of the patient from PACU.

discharge

95

Written postoperative orders pertaining to the immediate care of the patient in the PACU and follow-up instructions will be completed by the _____.

surgeon

96

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.

vital signs

97

The PACU staff is trained to recognize complications and anticipate postoperative difficulties by carefully monitoring patients until they meet _____ criteria.

transfer

98

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.

post-op

99

A post-anesthesia evaluation must be completed no later than _____ hours after surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia services.

48

100

The post-anesthesia evaluation must occur in either the PACU/ICU or in another designated _____ location.

recovery