Management of Perioperative Patients
This begins when the patient is scheduled for surgery; ends at time of transfer to surgical suite
Who functions as educator, advocate, promoter of health and safety during the perioperative period?
Surgical risk factors for older adults include _____________ cardiac output, peripheral circulation, vital capacity, blood oxygenation, blood flow to kidneys, and glomerular filtration.
Surgical risk factors for older adults include ___________ blood pressure, risk for skin damage, infection, sensory deficits, and deformities related to osteoporosis/arthritis.
____________ are measured frequently in older adults having surgery due to decreased urine output as blood flow to the kidneys decrease.
a. Chronic illnesses
c. Impaired self-care ability
e. Inadequate support systems
f. Stress from surgery/anesthesia
g. Cardiopulmonary complications after surgery
h. Mental status changes
i. Risk for falls
Things to consider in the older adult preoperative patient.
Older adult patients are at risk for increase of mental status changes after surgery due to the administration of ______________ during surgery.
What reason for surgery determines the origin and cause of a disorder?
What reason for surgery resolves health problems by repairing or removing the cause?
What reason for surgery improves a patient's functional ability?
What reason for surgery relieves symptoms of disease process, but does not cure?
What reason for surgery alters or enhances personal appearance?