The obese patient as a surgical risk.

C. Keller

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Abstract

Obesity has become a serious problem in the United States. The increasing prevalence of obesity makes the likelihood of clinicians caring for these individuals high. Several considerations for the preoperative care of these patients include appropriate assessment, particularly of the cardiopulmonary systems, and a thorough clinical examination. Intraoperative concerns include appropriate equipment, medication, positioning, and cardiopulmonary monitoring. Postoperative care for the obese patient requires special concern regarding oxygenation and wound healing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-117
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in perioperative nursing
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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The obese patient as a surgical risk. / Keller, C.

In: Seminars in perioperative nursing, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1999, p. 109-117.

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Keller, C 1999, 'The obese patient as a surgical risk.', Seminars in perioperative nursing, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 109-117.
Keller, C. / The obese patient as a surgical risk. In: Seminars in perioperative nursing. 1999 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 109-117.
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