Perioperative Considerations for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Undergoing Surgery (1.75 CH – DC)
This article reviews the pathophysiology of MDD, mechanism of action of antidepressants, and perioperative considerations for patients on antidepressant medications.
Perianesthesia Implications and Considerations for Drug-Induced QT Interval Prolongation (1.25 CH - DC)
This article reviews the physiology and measurement of the QT interval, the risk factors of QT prolongation, the mechanism of drug-induced QT prolongation, and perioperative considerations for patient care.
Anesthetic Management of Elderly Patients With Down Syndrome: A Case Report (1.75 CH - DC)
In this report, we described the anesthetic management of a 50-year-old woman with Down syndrome undergoing major cervical spine surgery.
Framework to Explain Progression of Pain in Obese or Overweight Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy (1.0 CH – DC)
A framework is proposed to explain factors involved in the post-tonsillectomy pain (PTP) experience in OB and OW children.
Pharmacogenetics of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (2.5 CH – DC)
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) remains one of the most common adverse effects of anesthesia, affecting up to 80% of high-risk patients within 24 hours after surgery. Patient-related factors, surgical procedure, and perioperative medications such as opioids determine a patient's risk for PONV.
Identification and Management of Ischemic Stroke in the Recovery Room (1.0 CH – DC)
This report details the case of a 63-year-old male experiencing a stroke in the immediate postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Placenta Percreta: An Observational Case Study (1.5 CH – DC)
Abnormal placental implantations can result in postpartum hemorrhage and poor outcomes. With proper diagnosis and preplanning, complications can be minimized and aligned with maternal wishes of abstaining from blood and blood product transfusions
Perioperative Care of Children Undergoing Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma (1.25 CH – DC)
This article focuses on the role of perianesthesia nursing in the care of the pediatric RB patient, before, during, and after intra-arterial chemotherapy.
Perianesthesia Nursing Malpractice: Reducing the Risk of Litigation (1.0 CH – IC)
Three perianesthesia case studies are presented that identify potential nursing litigation threats and strategies to reduce those threats.
Periprocedural Considerations for Anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patients (1.5 CH – DC)
In this article, the current guidelines for use of anticoagulants with atrial fibrillation, the relevant pharmacology, and the use of standardized tools to quantify the risks of thrombus or bleeding in the procedures will be discussed.