Older Adult Anaesthesia Considerations

‘Older adults undergo several age-related physiologic changes that directly impact their perioperative courses. Older adult patients experience profound alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, directly or indirectly affecting individual responses to surgery. It’s imperative that all members of the perioperative team are aware of the physiologic changes associated with ageing in order to provide safe and effective care ‘. The enclosed American article from the nursing journal OR Nurse provides succinct information to consider when caring for an older adult in the theatre environment.

Anaesthesia Considerations in the older adult

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