The role of anxiolytic premedication in reducing preoperative anxiety.

@article{Carroll2012TheRO,
  title={The role of anxiolytic premedication in reducing preoperative anxiety.},
  author={Jennifer K. Carroll and Eithne Cullinan and Linda Clarke and Niall F Davis},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          479-83
        }
}
Prevention of preoperative anxiety with anxiolytic premedication is associated with improved preoperative outcomes in surgical patients. The objective of the authors' study was to evaluate the percentage of surgical patients that are prescribed premedication for preoperative anxiety before their anticipated surgical procedure. A prospective study was carried out by theatre nursing staff in the theatre reception bay of a university teaching hospital. A questionnaire was designed to record the… CONTINUE READING
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