Nursing Care for the Surgical Patient
Surgery encompasses all elements in the scientific care of surgical patients. The operation is the focal point for these patients. It is imperative that the patient comes to the operating room optimally prepared physically and emotionally before performance of an operative procedure. The persons concerned with and/or contributing to surgical patient care are many. The practical nurse shares a special experience with the patient at this time of great stress and need in his life. Their relationship encompasses feelings, attitudes, and behavior approaches. The nurse's first objective is to promote and establish a meaningful, therapeutic relationship, enabling the provision of individualized care. They can then provide the perioperative nursing care that is required for the safest possible care of the patient and production of a favorable surgical outcome.
This course is part of our Nursing series.
Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.
Designed for iBooks with full illustrations and diagrams included.
- Preoperative Care of the Surgical Patient
- Operating Room Care of the Surgical Patient
- Recovery Room Care of the Surgical Patient
- Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient