Post-op

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Thalia
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245904
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Post-op
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2013-11-08 19:30:45
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ATHC2 exam
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  1. Name four major complications a patient might experience following surgery.
    • DVT
    • Hypothermia
    • Haemorrhage
    • Hypoxaemia
  2. What is coronary artery disease?
    Where the supply or oxygen to the myocardium is inadequate.
  3. What is angioplasty?
    Repair or reconstruction of narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessels.
  4. What is metoprolol?
    A beta-blocker affecting the heart and circulation.

    Treats angina, hypertension and prevents heart attacks.
  5. How often do you assess a post-op patient?
    First hour, every 15mins. Second hour, every 30mins. Hourly for 2hrs, then 4hrly when stable.
  6. What is distension?
    Expanding from pressure within.
  7. What is the difference between a catheter and a cannula?
    A cannula has a pointy sharp bit called a trocar which facilitates insertion and is withdrawn once the cannula is in place.
  8. What is emesis?
    Vomiting.
  9. What is a paralytic ileus?
    The functional obstruction of the small intestine due to loss of peristalsis.
  10. What is the normal range for blood glucose?
    4-6mmol/L (fasting)

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