Bronchospasm, Nursing, Anesthesia, Pathophysiology, Acute Bronchospasm, General Anesthesia
Critical Care Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Other Nursing
An acute bronchospasm during general anesthesia can become a life-threatening intraoperative condition for any patient. Bronchospasm occurs when the bronchial smooth muscle constricts which makes ventilating the patient difficult, and can ultimately lead to hypoventilation, hypoxemia, and metabolic acidosis. It’s imperative for any anesthesia provider to understand what a bronchospasm is, its pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and algorithm of treatments. This poster presentation provides a summary based discussion of acute bronchospasm under general anesthesia.
Rasmussen, Cody, "Acute Bronchospasm Under General Anesthesia" (2017). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 261.