Perioperative and pain

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  1. ambulatory surgery
    includes outpatient, same-day, or short-stay surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay
  2. intraoperative phase
    period of time that begins with transfer of the patient to the operating room area and continues until the patient is admitted to the postanesthesia care unit
  3. laparoscopy
    visual examination of a body cavity or joint by means of an endoscope
  4. perioperative phase
    • period of time that constitutes the surgical experience
    • includes the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of nursing care
  5. dehiscence
    partial or complete separation of wound edges
  6. evisceration
    protrusion of organs through the surgical incision
  7. first-intention healing
    method of healing in which wound edges are surgically approximated and integumentary continuity is restored without granulation
  8. phase I PACU
    area designated for care of surgical patients immediately after surgery and for patients whose condition warrants close monitoring
  9. phase II PACU
    area designated for care of surgical patients who have been transferred from a phase I PACU because their condition no longer requires the close monitoring provided in a phase I PACU
  10. phase III PACU:
    setting in which the patient is cared for in the immediate postoperative period and then prepared for discharge from the facility
  11. postanesthesia care unit (PACU)
    • area where postoperative patients are monitored as they recover from anesthesia
    • formerly referred to as the recovery room or postanesthesia recovery room
  12. second-intention healing
    method of healing in which wound edges are not surgically approximated and integumentary continuity is restored by the process known as granulation
  13. third-intention healing
    method of healing in which surgical approximation of wound edges is delayed and integumentary continuity is restored by opposing areas of granulation
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Perioperative and pain
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2016-01-12 23:56:05
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