Home » Effects of smoking on postoperative body temperatures. by Liza Colette Broll
Effects of smoking on postoperative body temperatures. Liza Colette Broll

Effects of smoking on postoperative body temperatures.

Liza Colette Broll

Published
ISBN : 9780549605249
NOOKstudy eTextbook
35 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Hypothermia and smoking individually present challenges to anesthesia providers and increase complication rates in surgical patients. This study sought to determine whether smoking affected the outcome of postoperative body temperatures followingMoreHypothermia and smoking individually present challenges to anesthesia providers and increase complication rates in surgical patients. This study sought to determine whether smoking affected the outcome of postoperative body temperatures following general anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hypothesis was that smokers will have lower post-operative body temperatures than non-smokers following general anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A convenience sample chart review was performed on 29 patients fitting the designated profile of 20 to 40 years of age. Preoperative and postoperative temperatures were compared among non-smokers (N = 16) and smokers (N = 13) using statistical analysis. There was no statistical difference for preoperative or postoperative temperatures in this group. However, this study did provide further evidence that use of a forced air warming system helps to prevent hypothermia in the surgical setting.