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Nursing Considerations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Patient

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Painless surgery is now possible thanks to anesthesia. Anesthesia as a specialty was first practiced by nurse anesthetists in the 1800s when they administered anesthesia to wounded soldiers on the battlefields of the American Civil War [1]. During every surgical procedure, the surgical team will consider all aspects of the patient’s well-being. A nurse anesthetist will be available to closely monitor the patient’s vital signs when the surgeon is removing a mass, for example. During the surgical procedure, the anesthetist and surgeon will communicate with one another to ensure that the patient is responding well. A nurse anesthetist, however, does much more than the example written above. Nurse anesthetists are involved in the whole perioperative period, and this chapter explains in detail a nurse anesthetist’s role in oral and maxillofacial surgeries.

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Yang, Y. (2023). Nursing Considerations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Patient. In: Jiang, H., Xia, M. (eds) Anesthesia for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer, Singapore.

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