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By Gerard Doherty

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Stopping warfarin 5 days before the operation will ordinarily allow normalization of INR, and the surgeon will determine if a “bridge” of a quickly reversible infusion of unfractionated heparin or LMWH injections is necessary to minimize the duration of time during which anticoagulation is withheld. Patients should bring asthma inhalers to the hospital for usage shortly before being anesthetized. Similarly, eye drops, particularly those with beta-blockade properties, should be taken in accordance with their usual schedule.

D. Diet Patients at risk for emesis and pulmonary aspiration should have nothing by mouth until some gastrointestinal function has returned (usually within 4 days). Most patients can tolerate liquids by mouth shortly after return to full consciousness. E. Administration of Fluid and Electrolytes Orders for postoperative intravenous fluids should be based on maintenance needs, operative losses, and the replacement of gastrointestinal losses from drains, fistulas, or stomas. F. Drainage Tubes Drain care instructions should be included in the postoperative orders.

In the PACU, the anesthesiology service generally exercises primary responsibility for cardiopulmonary function. indd 34 and all other aspects of the care not directly related to the effects of anesthesia. The patient can be discharged from the recovery room when cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurologic functions have returned to baseline, which usually occurs 1-3 hours following operation. Patients who require continuing ventilatory or circulatory support or who have other conditions that require frequent monitoring are transferred to an intensive care unit.

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