Social support during anesthesia induction in an adult surgical population.

Abstract

A surgical procedure is a stressful experience for the patient and his or her support persons. In addition, the unfamiliar OR environment may be overwhelming for the surgical patient. This project assessed whether there is a need for support-person presence during anesthesia induction in the adult surgical population at an academic hospital. A survey was used to measure the respondents' opinions related to different aspects of social support during the induction process. The results of this project did not exhibit a significant need for a support person to be present during anesthesia induction.

DOI: 10.1016/j.aorn.2008.09.015

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@article{Mayne2009SocialSD, title={Social support during anesthesia induction in an adult surgical population.}, author={Ian P. Mayne and Cora Bagaoisan}, journal={AORN journal}, year={2009}, volume={89 2}, pages={307-10, 313-5, 318-20} }