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