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What is the best position for post-craniotomy
supine
What is the best position for hypoxic patients, obese patients with dyspnea, post op abdominal and pulmonary edema
Fowlers or semi fowlers
What is the best position to prevent aspiration
lateral flat
What are the hazards of suctining
1. Trauma to mucosa (most common)
2. hypoxemia
3. bradycardia
What are post-extubation complications
1. Tracheomalacia
2. Tracheostenosis
What is a hazard of aerosol therapy
Fluid overload (CHF, renal failure, and esp. infants
What are the mucolytic agents
1. Acetylcysteine
2. Dornase Alpha
What are the surface active agents
1. Sodium bicarbonate
2. ethanol
What are the wetting agents
1. water
2. hypertonic saline
What are the asthmatic prophylactic agents
1. cromolyn sodium
2. nedocromil
What is the major decongestant
Racemic Epinephrine
What are the major goals of 02 therapy
-decrease work of breathing
- decrease work of the heard
Hypoxemias effects of the circulatory system will result in
- pulmonary vasoconstriction (shunting
- tachycardia
What is a major sign of O2 toxicity
substernal chest pain andtightness
What are the msjor gram positive cocci
-staphylococcus (spread by poor hand washing
- streptococcus