Adult Health 1: Periop

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Adult Health 1: Periop
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2014-06-14 21:18:08
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  1. 5 things that increase surgical risk.
    • age (very young, very old)
    • obesity & malnutrition
    • preop dehydration/hypovolemia
    • preop infection
    • preop use of anticoagulants
  2. Why is pt with liver disease at increased risk for operative complications?
    • impairs ability to detoxify meds used during surgery
    • impairs ability to produce prothrombin to reduce hemorrhage
  3. Nursing axns to prevent dehiscence & evisceration.
    • splint incision when coughing
    • cough & deep breathe early when sutures are strong
    • high-protein diet
  4. Nursing interventions to prevent postop UTI.
    • avoid catheterization
    • increase fluid intake
    • empty bladder every 4-6 hrs
    • early ambulation
  5. Nursing interventions to prevent paralytic ileus.
    • early ambulation
    • limit narcotic analgesics
    • NG tube decompression
  6. Nursing interventions to prevent postop thrombophlebitis.
    • in-bed leg exercises
    • early ambulation
    • antiembolus stockings
    • no pillows under knees
    • no crossing legs at knees
  7. Four types of consent.
    • informed
    • surgical
    • signed
    • witnessed
  8. When should consent be obtained?
    within 24 hrs
  9. How long is consent good for?
    45 days
  10. Three rights?
    • rt pt
    • rt procedure
    • rt anatomic site
  11. Signs of shock & hemorrhage.
    • hypotension
    • narrow PP
    • rapid, weak pulse
    • cold, moist skin
    • increased capillary refill time
  12. Evisceration is more likely with what pts?
    • elderly
    • diabetic
    • malnourished
    • prolonged paralytic ileus

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