The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Respiratory and Airway Complications

The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Respiratory and Airway Complications is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Respiratory complications occur in 2% to 19% of postoperative patients, and many of these are initiated by events in the PACU such as hypoxia, hypoventilation, upper airway obstruction, laryngospasm, bronchospasm, and aspiration.

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