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37. The nurse is caring for a patient who will undergo a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. What level of care will the patient require immediately post procedure? a. Acute care—medical-surgical unit b. Acute care—intensive care unit c. Ambulatory surgery d. Ambulatory surgery—extended stay ANS: B Patients undergoing extensive surgery and requiring anesthesia of longer duration recover more slowly. If a patient is undergoing major surgery such as a procedure on the heart, a stay in the hospital and specifically in the intensive care unit is required to monitor for potential risks to well-being. This patient would require more care than can be provided on a medical-surgical unit. It is not appropriate for this type of patient to go home after the procedure or to stay in an extended stay area of an ambulatory surgery area because of the complexity and associated risks. 38. The ambulatory surgical nurse calls to check on the patient at home the morning after surgery. The patient is reporting continued nausea and vomiting. Which of the following discharge education points should be reviewed with the patient?
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1. The nurse is precepting a new nurse in the perioperative area. The nurse explains that perioperative nursing is based on certain principles and includes (Select all that apply.)
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