Entires with the tag 'Anesthesia' in the Journal of Nursing

Regional anesthesia; A quick introduction

Regional anesthesia; A quick introduction

This article offers a small introduction and overview regarding regional anesthesia. You have nerves that run all through your body. Nerves provide a pathway for impulses to communicate between the brain and other parts of your body. Not only do your nerves tell your muscles to move, they tell your brain when something is painful.

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Multimodal Analgesia:  Ways to Take Away the Pain

Multimodal Analgesia: Ways to Take Away the Pain

This article addresses ways to use multimodal analgesia such as opioids, anti-inflammatories, regional anesthesia, etc to achieve greater pain control in patients.

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Young and Healthy in the PACU

Young and Healthy in the PACU

Some patients in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) are young and or very healthy. These qualities sometimes give the impression that there will not be complications from surgery or anesthesia. This is not always the case. These patients may be overlooked for experiencing complications because they are healthy. I have seen a number of patients who have no health problems experience side effects from anesthesia and surgery.

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Anesthesia Awareness for Perioperative Nurses

Anesthesia Awareness for Perioperative Nurses

Anesthesia awareness definition is an unexpected recall of events while under general anesthesia. The majority of the authors place the rate of anesthesia awareness to one patient out of every one thousand patients that experience some form of anesthesia awareness, however the exact mechanism of the pharmacological action of anesthetic is not clearly understood.

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Medication Induced Bradycardia

Medication Induced Bradycardia

In medicine there is never a playbook about how things are going to unfold and this is especially true when it comes to recovering from surgery and anesthesia. For example, sometimes as nurses we give medications to treat one symptom and unintentionally cause another.

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