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Postanesthesia care of the traumatic brain injured patient

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan A. Letvak, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Each year 1.5 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (7BI), and many of these patients require immediate surgery. 7BI patients provide additional assessment and technological challenges for perianesthesia nursing care. A major goal of PACU nursing is the prevention of secondary head injury during the post- anesthesia period.

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Publication
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 18(6), 380-385
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Postanesthesia care, Traumatic brain injury, PACU nursing