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Lina Bergman, RN, MSc, and Wendy Chaboyer, RN, PhD; February 2019
Following surgery under general anesthesia, a boy was extubated and brought to postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Due to the patient's age and length of the surgery, the PACU anesthesiologist ordered continuous pulse-oximetry monitoring for 24 hours. Deemed stable to leave the PACU, the boy was transported to the regular floor. When the nurse went to place the patient on pulse oximetry, she realized he was markedly hypoxic. She administered oxygen by face mask, but he became bradycardic and hypotensive and a code blue was called.
Journal Article > Review
Jones TS, Black IH, Robinson TN, Jones EL. Anesthesiology. 2019;130:492-501.
Legislation/Regulation > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
ASA Committee on Equipment and Facilities. Park Ridge, IL: American Society of Anesthesiologists; 2008.
These guidelines explain how to examine equipment prior to administering anesthesia; the protocol includes checklists that can be used for specific equipment systems.