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Guidelines for the perianesthesia care of the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy/Becker Muscular Dystrophy patient

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source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing

year: 2016

authors: Alliod BA, Ash RA


More patients suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) are presenting to perianesthesia settings for emergent and nonemergent treatment and care. A group of collaborative health care providers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago developed a multidisciplinary DMD/BMD Task Force to study this disorder and create a set of guidelines to aid those engaging in the planning, execution of care, and recovery of this unique population in the perianesthesia setting. Attention to detail, well-executed preplanning, meticulous awareness of the patient, and prearranged implementation and intervention has proven to offset potential problems and complications and is the key to a successful perianesthesia period.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2015.01.015

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