Intraoperative Hypothermia and Delayed Awakening

Niday, Laura M.
April 2011
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 54 year old female who was admitted for left total hip replacement. During emergence, she was noted to have one twitch with train of four (TOF) monitoring where in she was lethargic and was not following commands. She was taken to post anesthesia care unit (PACU) with assisted ventilations and placed on T-piece upon arrival. The article discusses hypothermia, its adverse effects, and the public report program Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP).


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