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PACU OVERVIEW

This module describes how anesthetic agents work and how to care for the patient throughout the anesthetic process.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the goals of anesthesia
  • List the components of anesthesia
  • Describe the signs and reflex reactions of stages of anesthesia
  • Identify common induction agents
  • Identify common maintenance agents
  • Identify common reversal agents
  • Identify common anticholinergics agents, used with reversal agents
  • Identify the use of the agents on an anesthetic record
  • Discuss the care issues of spinal anesthesia
  • Discuss the assessment of a post anesthetic patient
  • Identify major complications in the post anesthetic recovery period
  • Identify nursing interventions related to major complications

References

 

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