Cardiovascular emergencies in the post anesthesia care unit.

The Nursing clinics of North America

PubMedID: 8367321

Bines AS, Landron SL. Cardiovascular emergencies in the post anesthesia care unit. Nurs Clin North Am. 1993;28(3):493-505.
Optimizing the cardiac function of the postanesthesia patient is dependent on identifying the possible causes of dysfunction. The causes of alterations in cardiac function are varied and complex. The PACU nurse must possess a knowledge of cardiac physiology, an intricate understanding of the cardiovascular effects of various anesthetic agents, and astute assessment skills.