Postoperative Nursing Tutorial

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What does the postoperative phase of nursing encompass?

Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases

Which of the following is NOT a part of nursing interventions during the postoperative phase?

Administering anesthesia

When can a patient be transferred from the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) to the clinical unit or home?

When free from symptoms of complications and stable

Why is ongoing nursing assessment essential on the postoperative nursing floor?

To monitor for symptoms of complications

Where should the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) ideally be located?

Near the operating rooms

What is the recommended guideline by ASPAN regarding the recovery area for critically ill patients?

They should recover in a separate area from ambulatory surgical patients.

What is the purpose of immediate post-anaesthesia nursing care (phase 1) in the PACU?

To maintain ventilation and circulation, monitor oxygenation and consciousness.

What is 'fast-tracking' in the context of post-anaesthesia care?

Direct transfer of a patient from the OR to phase 2.

What equipment is typically supplied in each patient care space in an operating room?

Blood pressure monitoring device, cardiac monitor, pulse oximeter, oxygen, airway management equipment, and suction.

What determines the length of stay in the PACU for a patient?

Case-by-case basis.

Learn about the postoperative phase in nursing, starting from admission to the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) to transferring the patient to the nursing unit. This tutorial covers essential aspects of postoperative care.

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