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Critically analyse the nursing contribution to patient recovery from anaesthesia
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Critically analyze the nursing contribution to patient recovery from anesthesia I will fulfill this objective by using a case study of the Driscoll (1994) model of reflection to aid logical flow on a patient in a post anaesthetic care unit (PACU). From the case study, I will demonstrate how I applied my understanding of anatomy and physiology in relation to airway management.
Ideally, this will ultimately enable me to develop an explicit understanding of psychological, social and cultural influences affiliated with patient care in PACU and how to manage them as well as any other possible outcomes. Adhering to the code of professional conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008), I will maintain patient privacy and confidentiality, by referring to the patient in this essay as Ben. Ben is a 65 year old male patient who presented himself on the day care unit for a routine cystoscopy procedure. On pre-assessment, no allergies were detected but he had a medical history of hypertension and hip replacement surgery. His baseline observations on admission were as follows: BP 170/95, HR 70, Temp 36.4, RR 14, SPO2 97%. I ensured that the recovery unit where Mr. Smith was going to recover from was well equipped with the following equipment: suction, oxygen supply, IV stands, yankauer suckers, intubation equipment, oxygen saturation monitors, CO2 monitors, other invasive monitors in relation to airway management. I also checked the tilt bed mechanism to ensure that it was in good working condition should the need to use this equipment arise during recovery (Sdrales, Miller, and Stoelting, 2011). ...
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