ANESTHESIA

Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Healthcare-Associated Infections Erin J. Levering Jean Kwo I. INTRODUCTION Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In acute care hospitals in the…

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Infection Control

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Infection Control Erin J. Levering Jean Kwo I. INFECTION CONTROL Infection control in the hospital setting encompasses the surveillance of epidemiologically important organisms and the prevention of transmission of healthcare-associated…

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PACU Admission and Discharge Criteria

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PACU Admission and Discharge Criteria Yuriy Bronshteyn William Schoenfeld I. INTRODUCTION A postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is a specialized intensive care ward that serves the brief, yet intense medical needs…

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Legal and Ethical Issues in the PACU

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Legal and Ethical Issues in the PACU Caroline B. G. Hunter Sheri Berg I. INTRODUCTION The postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is a complex and dynamic environment that provides both medical…

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The Pregnant Patient

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The Pregnant Patient Naveen F. Sangji Haytham M. A. Kaafarani I. INTRODUCTION Pregnant women may present with obstetric and nonobstetric conditions (e.g., trauma, appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstruction) whose definitive care…

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The Geriatric Patient

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The Geriatric Patient Elie P. Ramly Haytham M. A. Kaafarani INTRODUCTION Older patients constitute a substantial proportion of the current surgical population, with more than half of all operations in…

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The Morbidly Obese Patient

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The Morbidly Obese Patient Yasuko Nagasaka Jean Kwo I. INTRODUCTION Excess body weight is associated with an increased risk of death, because an elevated body mass index (BMI) increases the…

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Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit

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Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit Ashlee Holman Erik Shank OVERVIEW Transport from the Operating Room to Arrival in the Postanesthesia Care Unit The pediatric postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is a unique…

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