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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Seminars in perioperative nursing|
|State||Published - Jul 1999|
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