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Evidence-Based Practice/Research Integration
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CHANGES NEEDED FOR ALLERGEN TESTING AMONG SURGERY CANDIDATES Abstract Perioperative procedures are routinely done to prepare surgical patients physically and psychologically, as well as to assure their chances of survival during the postoperative phase. While the established procedures in the whole perioperative phase are already accepted to be efficient in keeping the patients safe and comfortable prior to and after the surgery, some changes such as allergen testing may be adjusted to be done at the earliest stages of the perioperative phase.
Facilities become much more reliable when the survival rates of surgical patients are high, thus there is a potential increase in patients in the future. Changes Needed for Allergen Testing among Surgery Candidates Clinical Implications of Delayed Allergen Testing Perioperative procedures for patients are normally done in phases prior to and after surgery in order to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient both physically and psychologically (O'Connell-Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle, & Cheever, 2010). While most procedures such as initial health assessments, family interviews, and teaching about the surgery and its effects to the patient are done routinely and may not directly affect a patient during the intra-operative and post-operative phase, other procedures such as allergen testing which are done less than 72 hours before or after the operation could cause problems for patients, especially among those patients which were not aware of some potential allergens like anesthetic, antibiotics, or latex. ...
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