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What early signs should be alerted by the nurse?
A client is scheduled to undergo a transurethral resection of the prostate gland (TURP). The procedure is to be done under spinal anesthesia. Postoperatively.

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 115
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jul 04, 2020

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Answered Sep 06, 2018

Respiratory paralysis

If paralysis of vasomotor nerves in the upper spinal cord occurs when spinal anesthesia is used. the client is likely to develop respiratory paralysis. Artificial ventilation is required until the effects of the anesthesia subside.Options A. B. and C: Convulsions. cardiac arrest. and renal shutdown are not likely results of spinal anesthesia.
 

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