Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

7-2018

Document Type

Project

Course Number

5330-OL1

Course Name

Nursing

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS

Keywords

Aspiration Pneumonitis, Anesthesia-Related Complication, Aspiration Pneumonia

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Aspiration pneumonitis is currently considered one of the major complications of anesthesia, with aspiration occurring in as many as 1 in every 2-3,000 surgical procedures (Nason, 2015). This process can result in severe postoperative complications, including respiratory failure and death. The purpose of this poster is to explain the presentation and pathophysiology behind aspiration pneumonitis and to explain the advanced practice nurse’s role in the prevention and treatment of it.

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Nursing Commons

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