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An evidence-based checklist for the postoperative management of obstructive sleep apnea.
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PMID:  23021444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can present significant challenges in providing postoperative care. OSA policies have been developed and are in place within many facilities; however, a standard OSA protocol ensuring the safe delivery of postoperative care has not been universally accepted into practice. A synthesis of current OSA literature led to the development of a comprehensive evidence-based checklist to improve patient safety and direct the management of postoperative care for diagnosed or suspected OSA patients throughout their hospitalization. The checklist describes interventions for providing care in the immediate postoperative phase and sleep-specific interventions. These interventions include guidelines for postoperative assessment, continuous monitoring, extubation readiness, pain management, sleep positioning, respiratory monitoring, and continuous positive airway pressure therapy. The implementation of this checklist with the synergistic effect of the combined interventions may lead to a greater improvement in the care, safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes of OSA patients.
Brian T Gammon; Karen F Ricker
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses / American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-8473     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Perianesth. Nurs.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610507     Medline TA:  J Perianesth Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-22     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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