Kristina (Tia) Neu is a licensed Psychiatric Registered Nurse and author who is currently developing inservice training for health care professionals. She also is a Care Coach for Ontrak where she works as a facilitator, training other care coaches. Her work experience includes work in several areas of the health care profession - including nursing, dental hygiene, cardiac technician, and surgical technician.
Care of surgical patients in the pre-operative and post-operative phases of a procedure is an important responsibility of a health care professional that requires close collaboration with all members of the surgical team. Preparing a patient for surgery requires focus on pre-operative tasks as well as patient education and psychological preparation and support. Pre-operative care of patients helps to ensure successful outcomes in the post-operative phase of recovery and healing. The surgical treatment team must always bear in mind that the surgical patient has been through a very stressful experience and that serious complications are possible. By preparing the patient and reinforcing post-operative treatment the surgical health team can encourage patient compliance during all phases of recovery. The post-operative exercises and preventive measures to avoid post-operative complications to speed the recovery process are discussed.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
Explain the pre-operative tasks and psychological preparation of the surgical patient
Describe patient education of surgical procedures and legal documentation needed
Identify the serious complications that are possible after surgery
Patient Care Before Surgery
Fasting Requirements Before Surgery
Post-operative Care and Complications
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