Card Set Information
Anesthesia surgical nursing Veterinary technicians
Surgical nursing for the VT
What is the primary goal for anesthesia monitoring?
Ensuring adequate tissue perfusion
Inadequate tissue perfusion may cause what?
Inability to remove waste products from cellular metabolism
Nutrients like glucose and O
cannot be delivered to cells
What organ is particularly sensitive to changes in tissue perfusion?
Every 5 minutes, what should be monitored and recorded?
HR, heart rythm, pulse, BP
MM & CRT
Reflexes, muscle tone, eye position
What should be recorded and monitored every 15 minutes?
Volume of fluid admin.
Oxygen flow rate (L/ml)
Gas [ ]
What is the difference between subjective monitoring and objective monitoring? Which one is best?
Subjective is the best because it involves direct monitoring through touch, visualization, and auscultation
Objective includes use of mechanical devices which are not always accurate
What are subjective methods for monitoring?
Palpation of peripheral pulses
Warmth of extremeties
Auscultation w/ stethoscope
Assessment of CRT & MM
What is BP?
Force exerted by blood against the inner walls of blood vessels
What is the normal range for systolic BP?
(Don't forget labels!)
100 - 150mmHg
What is the mean blood pressure and what is considered normal?
Minimum BP to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs
75 - 90mmHg