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How does a surgical team track your health during the surgery?

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They'll probably use:

  • A clip on your finger to measure your oxygen levels
  • A cuff on your arm to check blood pressure
  • Pads on your chest to keep tabs on your heart rate

From: What Happens in Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Surgical site infection: prevention and treatment of surgical site infection."

CDC: "FAQs About Surgical Site Infections."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Anesthesia and Your Anesthesiologist," "The Surgical Team," "What to expect the day of surgery."

Kish Health System: "When You Arrive at the Hospital for Surgery."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "The Day of Your Surgery."

Sutter Health: "Abdominal Surgery: What to Expect While You are in the Hospital."

University of Chicago Medicine: "What to Expect When You Have Surgery."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Surgical site infection: prevention and treatment of surgical site infection."

CDC: "FAQs About Surgical Site Infections."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Anesthesia and Your Anesthesiologist," "The Surgical Team," "What to expect the day of surgery."

Kish Health System: "When You Arrive at the Hospital for Surgery."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "The Day of Your Surgery."

Sutter Health: "Abdominal Surgery: What to Expect While You are in the Hospital."

University of Chicago Medicine: "What to Expect When You Have Surgery."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 08, 2018

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