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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162068
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Considerations for Patients Undergoing Thyroplasty
Author(s):
Gallagher, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara F. Gallagher, RN, CNOR, National Institutes of Health, Vienna, Virginia, USA, email: bgrnor@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Perioperative nurses play a critical role in thyroplasty surgery. This poster demonstrates the role of nursing in preoperative and postoperative assessment, intraoperative planning, implementation, and patient teaching. Thyroplasty is primarily performed for patients with vocal cord paralysis, chronic weakness, or fatigue. It is vital that patients understand what will occur before, during, and after the surgery to have a successful outcome. Nursing plays a pivotal role by making sure the patient understands the surgeon must have their attention throughout the procedure. It is critical that the patient must speak on command of the surgeon and remain still. One of the most important nursing interventions is to ensure body alignment and support, as well as comfortable positioning for the patient. Thyroplasty is an awake specialized procedure involving the airway, so it is critical to have coordination between surgeons, anesthesia, and nursing staff. The perioperative nurse communicates with all disciplines throughout the surgical experience to ensure a successful outcome for the patient. Nursing is responsible for having the correct implants, medications, specialty equipment, instruments, and supplies. The room setup is specific to this procedure with video equipment, rhinolaryngoscope, cameras, and emergency tracheotomy supplies. Postoperative nursing care includes assessing the airway, observing for bleeding, and evaluating the pain threshold. Teaching includes informing patient to limit use of voice for one week post surgery, watch for bleeding at surgery site, and no heavy lifting, straining, or coughing. A successful outcome for the thyroplasty surgery is based upon the coordination of the surgical team. Perioperative nursing assessment, planning, implementation, communication, and teaching skills provide a positive environment and an organized approach to the surgical procedure.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Considerations for Patients Undergoing Thyroplastyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara F. Gallagher, RN, CNOR, National Institutes of Health, Vienna, Virginia, USA, email: bgrnor@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162068-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Perioperative nurses play a critical role in thyroplasty surgery. This poster demonstrates the role of nursing in preoperative and postoperative assessment, intraoperative planning, implementation, and patient teaching. Thyroplasty is primarily performed for patients with vocal cord paralysis, chronic weakness, or fatigue. It is vital that patients understand what will occur before, during, and after the surgery to have a successful outcome. Nursing plays a pivotal role by making sure the patient understands the surgeon must have their attention throughout the procedure. It is critical that the patient must speak on command of the surgeon and remain still. One of the most important nursing interventions is to ensure body alignment and support, as well as comfortable positioning for the patient. Thyroplasty is an awake specialized procedure involving the airway, so it is critical to have coordination between surgeons, anesthesia, and nursing staff. The perioperative nurse communicates with all disciplines throughout the surgical experience to ensure a successful outcome for the patient. Nursing is responsible for having the correct implants, medications, specialty equipment, instruments, and supplies. The room setup is specific to this procedure with video equipment, rhinolaryngoscope, cameras, and emergency tracheotomy supplies. Postoperative nursing care includes assessing the airway, observing for bleeding, and evaluating the pain threshold. Teaching includes informing patient to limit use of voice for one week post surgery, watch for bleeding at surgery site, and no heavy lifting, straining, or coughing. A successful outcome for the thyroplasty surgery is based upon the coordination of the surgical team. Perioperative nursing assessment, planning, implementation, communication, and teaching skills provide a positive environment and an organized approach to the surgical procedure.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:09Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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