Factors Related to Complications of General Anesthesia among Post-operative Patients

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ประไพ ผลอิน
กฤษณา วันขวัญ
น้ำอ้อย ภักดีวงศ์
อัชฌาณัฐ วังโสม
อุษา วงษ์อนันต์


This retrospective study aimed to investigate the complications of general anesthesia and factors related to complications among post-operative patients in post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). The samples included 662 medical records of post-operative patients with general anesthesia, which were randomly selected. Data were collected using recording form including demographic data and complications of general anesthesia. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-Square.

The findings indicated that most of complications of general anesthesia were hypoxemia (74.09%), shivering (45.91%), and nausea and vomiting (27.27%). Age, nutritional status, smoking, underlying diseases, and pre-anesthetic assessment were significantly correlated with complications. The finding suggests in caring of post-op to prevent patients’ complications from general anesthesia.

factors, post-operative patients, complications of general anesthesia

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ผลอินป., วันขวัญก., ภักดีวงศ์น., วังโสมอ., & วงษ์อนันต์อ. (2021). Factors Related to Complications of General Anesthesia among Post-operative Patients. APHEIT Journal of Nursing and Health, 3(1), 32-47. Retrieved from https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/ajnh/article/view/2111
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