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Postoperative nursing considerations for the maxillofacial surgical patient

Lindsay Garcia

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199564217
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199564217.003.0024

Series: Oxford Textbook in Anaesthesia

  Postoperative nursing considerations for the maxillofacial surgical patient

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When nursing an acutely ill or postoperative maxillofacial patient at risk of deterioration, it is vital to undertake a complete thorough initial assessment of the patient and subsequent frequent reassessments. These are made easier if the assessment scheme is simplified and if every member of the healthcare team uses the same systematic approach. This reduces the likelihood of mistakes or misunderstanding and ensures the whole team is working towards a common goal. Immediate assessment, monitoring, and treatment using the airway, breathing, and circulation approach is advocated. Regular assessment is important in order to evaluate the effect of any intervention as patients may continue to deteriorate despite treatment. There are several aspects of the postoperative care of oral and maxillofacial patients that merit discussion.

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