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Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.ORN.0000431584.22992.aa
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Anesthesia 101: Everything You Need to Know

Palmer, Laura DNP, CRNA, MNEd

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Abstract

Successful patient outcomes from an operative procedure require vigilance, diligence, and teamwork among the various providers involved with the surgical procedure. An understanding of the responsibilities and appreciation for the complexities of each healthcare provider's role in the operative process is essential to a harmonious relationship among the perioperative team to improve the working environment and provide safe patient care. The information provided in this article is based on commonly observed practices in the anesthesia community with the caveat that the choices can vary considerably and are influenced by patient presentation and surgical requirements.

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