Card Set Information
educated and skilled in
Qualified RNs, dentists, or physicians administering anesthesics are
Absence of normal sensation is
Pain relief without anthesia is
Preanesthetic Care are:
Heath care provider's explains risks and benefits of anesthesia
Obtain client signed consent
Complete preopertive orders executed
Check, verify, and document allergies
% Do not leave order until complete everthing.
During preanesthetic care one has to make sure that they Do not?
Leave order until everything is complete.
During preanesthetic are you can administer regular what?
daily medications with a small sip of water as ordered.
During preadministered care you must remind the client of?
The importance o eating or drinking restrictions and administer preoperative medications at ordered time.
%Make sure that the client's consents are in order and included where?
In the chart
During preanesthetic care if the client responds abnormally to preoperative medications, notify?
The anesthesia dept. immmediately
During preanesthetic care BE SURE that the client's ________ is complete before going to the operating room.
Reduction of stress, excitement or irritability during sedation is
Central nervous system depression (CNS)
% Sedative drugs can be used alone for a combination to produce synergenic affect meaning...
(creating an effect greater > than that of a single drug)
Sedation monitoring consists of sedation often used to alleviate anxiety and discomfort during local anesthesia, and
% During sedation, the client must remain conscious and in control of own airway and breathing
% Monitoring the client's breathing and vital signs should be one person's only duty
During sedation monitoring the client's breathing and vitals should consist of how many people?
During sedation, the client MUST remain conscious and in control of own what?
Airway and breathing
%The residual effects of sedation are?
Sedation usually persists beyond duration of procedure
(Mrs. Jen daughter at Shirleys)
Give instructions in writing
Monitor client until medications wear off enough for the client to wake and become oriented.
Sedation persists beyond duration of what?
%REGIONAL ANESTHESIA: The region of the body temporarily rendered insensible to pain by injection through:
Spinal and epidural blocks
Small amt of anesthetic drug injected either into the skin and the subcutaneous tissues around a cut or at the site of needle puncture for central line placement.
Commonly used lidocaine
Lasts approximately 1 hr
Commonly used local anesthetic is
A local anesthesia and is short-acting in 1 hour
Nerve blocks last
A local anesthetic injected more deeply into the body and/or directed at specific nerves are
Often used are Lidocaine, Mepivacaine, or bupivacaine for
%Spinal injections last?
Injected cerebrospinal fluid and injected in 1-3 hours is?
injected into the epidural space near teh spinal cord is?
Can be continued as long as local anesthetic injected through the catheter into the epidural space?
%Temporary blockage of nerves carrying instructions to skeletal muscles is
Residual motor block
%Normal sensation not returning completely on discharge from recovery?
Residual sensory block
Safe anesthesia for surgery in teh abdomen, pelvis or lower extremities
Postdural puncture headache may occur where
Spinal and Epidural blocks
Treatment for spinal and epidural blocks are
adequate hydraton, analgesics, bed rest in the supine position, and performance of epidural blood patch
Residual sympathetic block is also known as?
Who will determine how many hours or anesthesia the patient is going to get?
%Involves unconciousness, complete insensibility to pain, amnesia, motionlessness, and muscle relaxation
%Airway, breathing, hearte rate and temperature regulation controlled by anesthesia provider is
Four stages of General anesthesia are:
Allowing drugs to wear off is
May take days or weeks is
Maintaining anesthesia with a combination of IV and inhaled drugs is
Going to sleep or inserting oral airway is
%Post operative pain management deals with the amt of medications needed depends on:
Intensity and type of pain
Size of client
Clients age (elderly lower dosese of opiods)
Post operative pain management results from?
Release of local and hormonal substances
hint: TRIM and pain scale
Allows the clients to self-administer pain medication by pushin button, but will NOT deliver unlimited amts are
PCA results in
Better pain relief
Reduction in nursing time
Respiratory 4 things to check
Effort (really trying to breath)
%Things needed to know during Postanesthesia care
Report decrease in HR and BP
Immediately report breathing difficulty to anesthesia provider
Verify client's ability to stand or walk
Assess for bladder distention
Do not allow client to rub eyes
: RIVA D
%THis need to know with Postanesthesia care
If epidural catheter, ensure client is changing positions
Report HA that gest worse with sitting or standing
Before giving discharge instructions, write out and review