A patient who recently has undergone pneumonectomy requires another surgery under general anesthesia. How should the patient’s chest tube be managed during the general anesthesia for the second surgery?
—leave it clamped
pathophysiologic causes of HYPOXEMIA w/ atelectasis
PaO2 of <60% with O2 content >60%
Pathophysiology behind atelectasis -->
hypoventilation, V/Q mismatch, intrapulmonary and extrapulmonary shunting
During a general anesthetic, how should the eyes be protected for a patient who has recently undergone LASIK surgery?
—no ophthalmic ointment- use sterile saline solution
Patient positioning following introduction of air into posterior chamber?
avoid looking up or lying on back.
should someone with an eye injury get a retrobulbar block?