peirop terms.txt

  1. Major
    "involves extensive reconstruction or alteration in body part, great risk to wellbeing. (Eg. Coronary bypass, colon resection)"
  2. Minor
    " minimal alteration in body part. (Eg. Cataract extraction, tooth extraction)"
  3. Seriousness of surgery
    Major or minor
  4. Urgency of surgery
    "Elective, Urgent, Emergency"
  5. Elective
    "performed on basis of client choice, not essential"
  6. Urgent
    "is necessary for health, may prevent other problems, but is not an emergency"
  7. Emergency
    must be done immediately to save life or preserve function
  8. Purpose of surgery
    "Diagnostic, Ablative, Palliative, Rconstructive, Procurement, Constructive, Cosmetic"
  9. Diagnostic
  10. Ablative
    "excision or removal of organ, cyst, tumor"
  11. Palliative
    "relieves or reduces intensity of disease, not a cure"
  12. Reconstructive
    restores function or appearance
  13. Procurement
    involves removal or organs or tissues for transplant
  14. Constructive
    restores function lost or reduced as result of congenital anomalies
  15. Cosmetic
    performed to improve personal appearance
  16. Client�s physiological conditions
    "PS-I (healthy), PS-II (mild systemic disease), PS-III (sever systemic disease), PS-IV (severe disease is threat to life), PS-V (moribund client not expected to survive 24 hrs with/without surgery), PS-VI (brain dead clie, nt � donor), E (emergency)"
  17. Where is preoperative assessment done?
    "By Phone, Labs, Pretests, Dr. Office, 2hrs before"
  18. Why is preoperative assessment so important
    "Surgery is invasive, unknown outcome, risk with procedure, anesthesia; Outcomes from surgery are sometimes poor, client�s suffer complications and even death; Screening client�s for risk factors can identify those at higher risk for poor outcomes"
  19. Conditions that increase risks of surgery
    "A - allergies, B - bleeding tendencies, C - cortisone or steroid use, D - Diabetes Mellitus, E - emboli, Also heart disease, URI, chronic respiratory disease, liver disease, fever, kidney disease, sleep apnea"
  20. Antibiotics Risks
    "some potentiate anesthesia, some may cause mild respiratory depression"
  21. Antidysrhythmics Risks
    decreased cardiac contractility and impulse conduction during anesthesia
  22. Anticoagulants Risks
    increased risk of hemorrhage
  23. Anticonvulsants Risks
    can alter metabolism of anesthetics
  24. Antihypertensives Risks
    "interact with anesthetic �bradycardia, hypotension, imparied ciruclation"
  25. Corticosteroids Risks
    reduce body�s ability to withstand stress (delay wound healing & immune system drcreases)
  26. Insulin Risks
    altered needs with surgery
  27. Diuretics Risks
    potentiate electrolyte imbalances
  28. NSAIDS Risks
    inhibit platelet aggregation and can prolong bleeding
  29. Herbal therapy Risks
    "ginger, ginko, ginseng all increase the risk of bleeding"
  30. Intervention to allay fears and help control anxiety
    "Assess client�s degree of anxiety and/or fears; Listen carefully to concern, questions, past experiences; Clarify any misconceptions"
  31. important foci of pre-op education
    "Leg exercises, Coughing and deep breathing, Pain control, Importance of early ambulation, sitting in chair, how will they urinate,diet alterations, expected nursing care, equipment to expect, What kind of wound, dressing, care of it, Length of stay, typical course of recovery, anesthetic effects"
  32. Pre-operative check list
    "Informed consent signed and witnessed, If hospitalized � bath and clean hospital gown; No hairpins, clips, hairpieces, wigs; No makeup, nail polish, artificial nails, false eyelashes, contact lenses; remove prostheses; safeguard valuables, tape wedding ring; assess vital signs; Insert IV and hang appropriate solution, antibiotic; NG tube & meds as ordered; note latex sensitivity/allergy; Lab results available on chart; Double check everything"
  33. Informed Consent - Patient signature indicates that they understand:
    Need for procedure in relation to diagnosis; Description and purpose of the procedure to be done; Benefits and risk associated with procedure; Likelihood of successful outcome; Alternative treatments; Possible effects of not having surgery; Physician's advice; They have the right to refuse
  34. When client leaves for surgery - Prepare client�s room for return from surgery:
    "Make surgical bed; Arrange furniture to allow cart to enter room with client; Emesis basis, IV pumps, pneumatic cuffs, measuring containers, wire cutters, sphygmomanometer, washcloth, towel, tissues, oxygen equipment, extra pillows"
  35. Caring for the family
    "Allow well wishes and goodbyes; Direct to waiting room � register with receptionist to ensure surgeon locates them following surgery; Offer emotional support, answer questions"
  36. OR Staff
    "Surgeon, Assistant(s), Anesthesiologist or CRNA, Scrub nurse or ORT"
  37. Surgeon
    physician who performs the procedure
  38. Assistant(s)
    "physician, nurse, physician�s assistant, trained personnel � who assist by exposing operative site, retracting nearby tissues, sponging &/or suctioning the wound, ligating bleeding vessels, suturing"
  39. Anesthesiologist or CRNA
    "monitors client�s general well being, preop eval, administers anesthesia and other meds, transfuses blood, blood products, IVF, alters surgeon to developing problems, supervises recovery in PACU"
  40. Circulating Nurse
    "highly experienced RN, coordinated and manages activity before, during and after procedure, physical environment, equip, transferring and positioning, documents, counts, formulated care plan, advocates safety"
  41. Scrub nurse or ORT
    "needs technical skill, manual dexterity, in-depth knowledge of anatomic and mechanical aspects of surgery, sutures, instruments, equipment"
  42. Intraoperative Nursing
    "Provide emotional support; Ensure safe environment and prevent injury( equipment, time out - all staff, comfort, documentation); Maintain asepsis; promote wound healing; Prevent heat los;, Monitor for Malignant hyperthermia"
  43. Method of patient monitoring during anesthesia
    "Arterial blood pressure; Heart rate (palpation, auscultation, doppler, EKG); Respiratory status (observation & auscultation); Respiratory status (observation & auscultation); Urinary output; pulse oximetry; Capnography (detects changes in resp, Circ or metabolic status, non-invasive, measures end-tidal conc of carbon dioxide); BIS moniotor (uses electroencephalogram to monitor depth of anesthesia)"
  44. Surgical Attire
    "Reduces cross contamination between Operating Room and other hospital departments; Minimizes bacterial shedding - to decrease wound contamination; Levels (unrestricted, semi-restricted, & restricted)"
  45. Time out
    "stop, one last look to make sure doing right surgery to right patient"
  46. Surgical Positions
    "Dorsal recumbent(supine), Prone, Semi-supine, Etc."
  47. Dorsal recumbent(supine) for what
    "abdominal surgeries, some thoracic and extremity surgeries"
  48. Immediate postoperative care
    "Respiratory, Cardiac, Neurological, Dressings, Pain Management, Renal Function"
  49. Postoperative Problems
    "Anesthesia related, respiratory, Cardiovascular, F & E imbalances, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Infection, Pain, Physiologic stress response to surgery & anesthesia, Wound complications (dehiscence and evisceration)"
  50. Treatment for Malignant Hyperthermia
    "Dantrolene � provides skeletal muscle relaxation, retards biochemical actions that cause muscle contractions, 2-3 mg/kg initially followed by additional doses up to 10 mg/kg; Immediately stop anesthetic; 100% oxygen; Cooling with ice packs or cooling blanket to 38 degrees C; Lavaging body cavities with iced saline; Restore acid/base and treat hyperkalemia "
  51. Risk of General Anesthesia
    "Risks associated with circulatory and respiratory depression or arrest; Risks for oral or dental injury; Residual muscle paralysis; Hypotension, hypertension, hypothermia, hyperthermia; Renal dysfunction; Neurological dysfunction"
  52. Risks of Local anesthesia
    "Local � allergic reaction, toxicity, cardiac or respiratory arrest, anxiety, infection; Nerve block � inadvertnet intravascular injection, nerve damage, infection ; Spinal � risk of hypotension, inadvertent high level of spinal anesthesia resulting in respiratory depression or arrest and complete paralysis, tinnitis, arachnoiditis, meningitis, paresthesias, bowel/bladder dysfunction, paralysis, headache, infection; Epidural � dural puncture, hypotension, inadvertent spinal, neurological complications, hematoma, infection, intravascular injection with possible convulsions, hypotension, cardiac arrest; Monitored anesthesia � same as above; Conscious sedation � over sedation, respiratory depression, apnea, airway obstruction, hypotension, aspiration "
  53. Respiratory Complications
    "Pneumonia � inflammation of lung tissue caused by microbe or foreign substance leading to infection; Atelectasis � incomplete expansion or collapse of lung tissue resulting in inadequate ventilation and retention of pulmonary secretions; Obstruction � laryngospasm due to irritation from endotracheal tube insertion (Symptom � stridor � a high-pitched, harsh inspiratory sound or increased respirations); Hypoventilation � due to effects of anesthesia and pain medication"
  54. Cardiovascular Complications
    "MI and CVA; Shock; Hemorrhage; Deep vein thrombosis; Pulmonary embolism � pulmonary embolism is dislodged blood clot or other substance and lodges in pulmonary artery, life threatening emergency (50% of deaths in first 2 hours)"
  55. Shock
    "life threatening, insufficient blood flow to vital organs, inability to use oxygen and nutrients and inability to rid body of waste"
  56. Hemorrhage
    excessive blood loss
  57. Deep vein thrombosis
    formation of a blood clot (thrombus) and inflammation in deep veins
  58. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Complications
    "Dehydration, Fluid overload, Difficulty voiding, Electrolyte disturbances, Syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)"
  59. Fluid & Electrolyte Nursing Interventions
    Catheterize if unable to void & Assess bladder for distention
  60. Post-Op Assessment
    "Gastrointestinal function, Musculoskeletal, Infection, Pain, Comfort, Physiologic Stress Response, Skin Integrity and Condition of the Wound"
  61. Psychosocial Nursing Interventions
    "Provide privacy, Maintain client hygiene, Prevent drainage devices from overflowing, Provide a pleasant enviroment, Encourage client to discuss feelings, Encourage family support & interaction"
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peirop terms.txt