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What are the causes of postoperative hypoxia?

  Postoperative hypoxia is considered a postoperative pulmonary complication. This can be caused by lack of alveolar ventilation, lack of alveolar perfusion, or decreased (MORE)

How do i monitor for Postoperative blood loss?

To monitor for blood loss, monitor the patient's input and output (f/c, urine output, drainage from the bulb suction, drainage from the dressing). Also you need to monitor the (MORE)
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Why NPO postoperatively?

  NPO or "Nothing by mouth" is ordered post-op with variations respective to type of surgery, location of incisions, level of consciousness of patient. Usually, to prevent (MORE)
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Why is the postoperative client at risk for aspiration?

The client is at risk for ineffective Airway Clearance caused by atelectasis and hypostatic pneumonia. Respiratory complications can still occur with any anesthetized clien (MORE)

Why postoperative patient develop atlectasis?

Most patients develop is because it hurts them too much to cough and deep breathe. It's very important that you do these "lung exercises". Most of the time they are given a sp (MORE)
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What is postoperative care?

Postoperative care is the management of a patient after surgery. This includes care given during the immediate postoperative period, both in the operating room and postanesthe (MORE)