Nursing considerations during routine dental procedures
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
In the author's experience, patients that have a dental procedure often recover more slowly than any other routine procedure, as some requirements of a dental patient may not be taken into consideration. This article outlines the nursing considerations that are required during a routine dental procedure. Examples include: awareness of hypothermia risks; being aware of the premedication and pain relief used; and the use of an appropriately sized throat pack to ensure no fluid enters the patient's lungs.
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