Administration of General Anesthesia - Transport
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The anesthetist should accompany the patient from the OR to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) or ICU. Monitoring of blood pressure, hemoglobin saturation, and electrocardiogram is continued during transport to an ICU but generally is not needed for transport of stable patients to the PACU. Supplemental oxygen should be available, and the patient's airway, ventilation, and overall condition should be continually observed. Placing the patient in the lateral position may help to prevent aspiration and upper airway obstruction. Medications and airway equipment should be available during transport if the patient is unstable or if transport is over a significant distance. Upon transfer of responsibility for patient care in the PACU or ICU, the anesthetist should provide a concise but thorough summary of the patient's past medical history, intraoperative course, postoperative condition, current therapy, and plans or concerns going forward.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Administration of General Anesthesia - Transport." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728215/all/Administration_of_General_Anesthesia___Transport.
Administration of General Anesthesia - Transport. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728215/all/Administration_of_General_Anesthesia___Transport. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Administration of General Anesthesia - Transport. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728215/all/Administration_of_General_Anesthesia___Transport
Administration of General Anesthesia - Transport [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728215/all/Administration_of_General_Anesthesia___Transport.
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