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Nursing2015

February 2005, Volume 35 Number 2 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • BARBARA MARTIN RN (Ret.)

Abstract

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 35(2)             February 2005             p 8 Surgery for older adults [LETTERS]

MARTIN, BARBARA RN (Ret.)

Lansing, Mich.

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I'm an 82-year-old retired OR nurse who enjoyed your article, “Preventing Perioperative Complications in an Older Adult” ( Nursing2004 , November). I thought you might like to know that this elderly person who needed a mastectomy did quite well with surgery performed using procedural analgesia and sedation. The anesthetist agreed not to intubate me, just to give me oxygen ...

 

I'm an 82-year-old retired OR nurse who enjoyed your article, "Preventing Perioperative Complications in an Older Adult" (Nursing2004, November). I thought you might like to know that this elderly person who needed a mastectomy did quite well with surgery performed using procedural analgesia and sedation. The anesthetist agreed not to intubate me, just to give me oxygen by mask and a "sleep" med. It worked beautifully-no sore throat, no being on a respirator because of respiratory problems. Just a great awakening with no pain!!

 

-BARBARA MARTIN, RN (Ret.)

 

Lansing, Mich.