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Medical Surgical Nursing & Pathophysiology | Registered Nurse (RN) School Study Aid


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Perioperative Care
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Malignant Hyperthermia
Inheritance
Autosomal-Dominant
Pathophysiology and causes
Ryanodine Receptor 1 Mutation
Inhaled Anesthetics
Succinylcholine
Symptoms
Autonomic Instability
Muscle Rigidity
Treatment
Dantrolene
2 mins
Aseptic Technique
Invasive Procedures
Skin Integrity Broken
Sterility
Hands Up for Scrubbing
Keep Objects in View
Only Sterile Objects in Field
Only Sterile Touches Sterile
Contamination
Edges of Sterile Field
If Sterility Questioned
If Wet or Prolonged Exposure to Air
Considerations
Never Leave Sterile Area
PPE Order
2 mins
Preoperative Care
Preop Education
Surgical Procedure
NPO
Turn, Cough, Deep Breathe, Incentive Spirometer
Lower Extremity Exercises
Compression Stockings or SCD's
Pain Management
Safety
Informed Consent
Physical Preparation
Preop Checklist
Handoff to Surgery
Universal Precautions
2 mins
Postoperative Care
Head to Toe Assessment
Complications
Hemorrhage
Clotting
Pain
Dehiscence or Evisceration
Respiratory Complications
Paralytic Ileus
Infection
2 mins
Postoperative Fever
5 W's
Wind (Days 1-3)
Atelectasis
Pneumonia
Water (Days 3-5)
Urinary Tract Infection from Catheter
Walking (Days 4-6)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Pulmonary Embolism
Wound (Days 5-7)
Infection
Wonder Drugs (Days 7+)
Drugs
2 mins
Advanced Directives
Advance Care Planning
Process of Planning for Future Care
Living Will
Instructions about Healthcare
Life-Sustaining Treatments
Level of Comfort Care
Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Appointed Person to Make Decisions
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
No Attempts to Revive the Patient
Allow Natural Death (AND)
Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Medical Order
3 mins
Informed Consent
Key Elements
Names and Qualifications of People Involved
Explanation of the Procedure
Information on Harm that Can Result
Alternative Therapies
Right to Refuse
Nurses and Consent
Nurses May Witness Consent
Student Nurses Do Not Witness Consent
Emergency
Consent from Legally Authorized Person
Life Saving Procedure Without Consent
Special Considerations
Deaf, Illiterate, Speaks a Foreign Language
4 mins

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