Surgery and smoking.

N. McGowan

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The patient who smokes presents a unique challenge to the operating room nurse. The various components of tobacco impact in a number of important ways on the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Wound healing also is affected by smoking. It is vital that the nurse recognize the complications that may be caused by smoking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in perioperative nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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McGowan, N. (1999). Surgery and smoking. Seminars in perioperative nursing, 8(3), 146-154.