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Postanesthesia phase _____ begins with the arrival of the patient and focuses on the recovery of physiological homeostasis and protective mechanisms
Postanesthesia phase _____ begins when the patient becomes more alert and functional, requiring less intensive nursing
PARS (post-anesthesia recovery score)
Score that is the criterion for moving a patient from phase 1 to phase 2
Patient may be discharged if they have minimal to no _______, or if it is moderate but controlled
occurs when the muscles of the larynx contract forcefully, causing a closure or partial closure of the airway
When the patient has a drop in BP, increased HR or a decrease in cardiac output, the nurse should suspect ______.
Urine output less than ______mL/hr or ______mL/kg/hr should be reported to the health care provider.
Patients being transferred to an inpatient unit need a PADS score of ____, those being discharged home need a PADS score of _____
turning, coughing, deep breathing, ambulation
Name 4 interventions to reduce the risk of respiratory complications in the postoperative patient
evening of surgery or first postoperative day
Unless contraindicated, ambulation begins on the ________
chest and abdomen
Surgeries of these areas have the highest risk of postoperative pulmonary complications
Postoperative patients are encouraged to take deep breaths, holding the maximal inspiration for _____ seconds, ______ times per hour
passing of flatus and stool
The return of bowel mobility and function in the post-op patient is marked by _______, not simply the presence of bowel sounds
To qualify as a surgical site infection, the infection must occur within _____ days of the surgery.
With pelvic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and multiple trauma surgery, there is an increased risk for ______
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