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Intraoperative acceleromyographic monitoring reduces the risk of residual neuromuscular blockade and adverse respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit.
There were no decreases in postoperative opioid analgesic use among the patients in the DM group during their time in the postanesthesia care unit or during the following 2 days.
Exclusion criteria were patient age younger than 18 years, emergent surgeries, combined inhalation anesthesia with TIVA, other inhalation anesthesia besides DES, failure to extubate, patient not sent to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), or incomplete data.
All of the patients had Aldrete scores 9 in the postanesthesia care unit less than one hour after termination of operation.
When this miscommunication was discovered, the nurse practitioner for neurosurgery went in person to the postanesthesia care unit to review the procedures for the pilot and corrected the oversight to promote a streamlined approach.
The investigators did not use hematocrit because they expected many patients to go home after surgery, and they do not routinely obtain a complete blood cell count in the postanesthesia care unit unless there is a clinical indication, she said at the meeting jointly sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.
Length of stay was calculated from the postanesthesia care unit discharge time to the time of last documented entry in the medical record.
If a patient in the postanesthesia care unit is technically awake but not properly responsive, that should be documented.
They address growth and development, perioperative behavioral stress in children, preoperative evaluation, premedication, induction of anesthesia, ethical issues, drug and fluid therapy, each of the body systems, other surgeries, emergencies, pain, and special topics like anesthesia outside the operating room and the postanesthesia care unit.