Post-op

Post-op - Term Definition Phase 1 of PACU-admission report...

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Term: Phase 1 of PACU Definition: -admission report from surgery -background information -any complications, meds, anesthesia Term: Assessment of pt Definition: -ABC's -airway: patency -breathing: resp. rate & quality, BS, 02, supplemental oxygen -circulation: ECG monitoring, BP, temp., Capillary refill, colorr of skin, peripheral pulses Term: Neurologic ass Definition: -LOC -orientation -sensory & motor skills -pupil size and reaction Term: Genitourinary ass Definition: -intake & output
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Term: Pain Definition: -at incision -other Term: Resp. problems (common causes) Definition: -obstruction, hypoxemia, hypoventilation Term: Pt's more at high risk Definition: -General anesthesia -older -obsese -smoking history, lung disease Term: Airway Obstruction Definition: -most pronounced in the supine position and pts who are really sleepy after surgery ** tongue falling back: tongue falls against soft palate and occludes the pharynx
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Term: Hypoxemia Definition: -a partial pressure of arterial oxygen less than 60mmHg is characterized by a variety of non-specific clinical -S/S --agitation to somnolence --hypertension to hypotension --tachycardia to bradycardia Term: Atelectasis Definition: -alveolar collapse may be the result of bronchial obstruction caused by retained secretions or decreased resp.
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