Caring for the post-anaesthesia patient

Edited by Suzanne J Hughes and Andy Mardell

in Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199239641
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598014 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Caring for the post-anaesthesia patient

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Transport to recovery - Patient handover in recovery - Patient assessment in recovery - Neuromuscular junction blockade - Intubated/ventilated patients in recovery - Caring for patients following spinal and epidural anaesthesia - Caring for children and parents in the recovery room - Documentation - Postoperative problems - Respiratory distress - Postoperative nausea and vomiting - Sore throat - Delayed emergence - Post-anaesthetic shivering - Sweating - Hypotension - Confusion and the violent patient - Hypoglycaemia - Wound dehiscence - Wound dehiscence: images - Pain in recovery - Hypothermia - Post-dural headache - Extravasation - Inadvertent intra-arterial injection - Discharge from the recovery room - Patient discharge to intensive treatment unit - Overnight intensive recovery - Postoperative ward assessment

Chapter.  12239 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Operating Department Practice ; Peri-operative Care

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