General anesthesia and elderly surgical patients
Hazen, Shirley E.
Larsen, Pamala D.
Hoot Martin, Janice L.
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AORN journal. 1997 Apr; 65(4): 815-9, 821-2.
As the elderly population continues to expand, more elderly patients will undergo surgical procedures. This patient population provides challenges for perioperative nurses, surgeons, and anesthesia care providers. By understanding normal age-related body system changes that may affect anesthesia, perioperative management team members can prevent complications and provide positive outcomes for elderly surgical patients.
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