Post-Op Guidelines, procedures
- 0Jul 6, '06 by WaynesvilleRNWe are working to revamp out post procedure guidelines. Currently the patients stay an hour minimum, after 30 minutes if all is well and progressing they can eat a FULL meal prior to discharge. What other guidelines to you see out there?
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- 0Jul 12, '06 by dazedandconfusedOn the unit where I used to work- we would keep patients a minimum of 30 minutes after the last dose of medication given. If their vital signs were stable and their ride was there, they could leave. We offered crackers and something to drink, but not full meal. Length of stay post op depends on each units case load per day. We would have anywhere from 30-60 patients scheduled per day- hospital based, 6 procedure rooms, 12 rooms for pre and post. We could never keep every patient for an hour. There were some that stayed for longer, but most wanted to get away from us. I don't know why
Not sure if that answers your question or not. But hope it helps a little.
- 0Jan 27, '07 by GIRNWOW! We use propofol with anesthesia in our hospital based unit and keep our patients anywhere from 20-60 minutes. We give them something to drink about 3-5 minutes after their procedure is over and take their IV out after their second Aldrete of 8 or higher and acceptable back to baseline vitals. Of course, this changes if the patient is having difficulty but in most cases, patients are in and out in an hour and a half to two hours. We wouldn't have enough beds if we kept them longer.