Postoperative Period. By Lisa M. Dunn RN, MSN/ED. PACU/ RECOVERY ROOM. Purpose Location The PACU nurse. Collaborative Management. Assessment - Assess respiration - Examine surgical area for bleeding - Monitor vital signs
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By Lisa M. Dunn RN, MSN/ED
- Assess respiration
- Examine surgical area for bleeding
- Monitor vital signs
- Assess for readiness to be
discharged once criteria have been
- decompress stomach
- drain stomach
- promote gastrointestinal rest
- allow gastrointestinal tract to heal
- enteral feeding
- monitor any gastric bleeding
Do not move or irrigate after gastric surgery without surgeon order.