Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Aspiration Pneumonitis, Anesthesia-Related Complication, Aspiration Pneumonia
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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.
Little, Meghan, "Aspiration Pneumonitis" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 311.