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Stress

Stress similar to anxiety can cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms. Typical symptoms are tachycardia, arrhythmia nausea and vomiting, a nervous stomach, shortness of breath and sleep problems. Anxiety can make pain worse and harder to cope with. Yet it is often not evaluated or reacted upon in the clinical routine.

ACTION:
Evaluate level of stress (NRS 0-10) in the recovery room and prior to surgery

 

LITERATURE:

  • SBI recommendation
  • DAS Guidelines (2015)
CATEGORY

Other recommendations

PREOPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the pre-surgical period

INTRA-OPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the intra-operative period

POSTOPERATIVE

The SBI recommendations focusing on the postoperative period in the PACU and on ward

PERI-OPERATIVE

The SBI recommendation relevant for all peri-operative phases (pre-, intra- and postoperative)

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