12 Background information Alderetes score chart is used to determine the

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1.2 Background information Alderete’s score chart is used to determine the suitability of patient for discharge from the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) to the post- surgical ward. Alderete’s score chart is also used to assess the physical status of patient including vital signs. Post anesthesia patients are at risk of developing respiratory and circulatory deficits, reduced physical activity, alteration in core body temperature and level of consciousness (Moro, Eduardo, 2009). Alderete’s score chart has been in use worldwide for ove r forty five years. Twenty four years ago, an improved version of the tool was introduced following advances in anesthesia and surgical techniques. It was introduced in 1970 by Jorge Antonio Alderete, who was a Mexican anesthesiologist working at the Denve r’s Veteran Affairs Hospital (Dowling, 2015). Before the introduction, there was no recognized tool for monitoring post anesthesia patients. Dr. Alderete saw the requirement of a standardized monitoring tool that could be used to monitor surgical patients worldwide. Although the monitoring tool has been in use for many years, its use has not been validated and there are several other post anesthetic scoring tools (Whitaker and Clyburn, 2013).
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  • Spring '20
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit, KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL, Jorge Antonio Alderete

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