Risk factors for complications in the post anesthesia period in elderly patients

Authors

  • Isabel Yovana Quispe Mendoza Enfermera, Especialista en enfermería Geriátrica y Gerontológica Máster en Salud del Adulto y Envejecimiento, Doctoranda en Enfermeria de la Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil. email: yovanaqm@yahoo.es.
  • Aparecida de Cássia Giani Peniche Enfermera, Magíster en Enfermería, Doctora en Enfermería. Profesora Asociada de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil. email: ggphe@usp.br .

Keywords:

Aged; nursing care; anesthesia recovery period; postoperative complications.

Abstract


Objective. To identify the risk for complications in the post anesthesia recovery period in elderly patients.  

Methodology. Retrospective descriptive study. Data were collected from elderly patient’s medical records.

Results. 110 patients were studied and had the following profile: male sex (56.4%, hypertensive (32.7%), and classified as ASA II (60.0%).With regard to the intraoperative: underwent abdominal surgery (53.6%), general anesthesia was given (50.9%), were in a supine position during the surgery (81.8%) and the intraoperative period was under three hours (62.7%). The most common complications were: Hypothermia (55.5%), pain (43.6%) and high blood pressure (36.4%).

Conclusion. he preoperative visit importance to evaluate the risk factors that could influence in the surgical procedure was shown.

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Published

2010-12-15

How to Cite

Quispe Mendoza, I. Y., & Giani Peniche, A. de C. (2010). Risk factors for complications in the post anesthesia period in elderly patients. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 28(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/7603

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