Nursing care of clients having surgery
LEARNING OUTCOMES . Discuss the differences and similarities between outpatient and inpatient surgery . Describe the various classifications of surgical procedures. . Identify diagnostic tests used during the perioperative period. . Describe nursing implications for medications prescribed for the person having surgery . Provide appropriate nursing care for people having surgery in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of surgery. . Identify variations in peri operative care for the older adult. . Describe principles of pain management specific to acute postoperative pain control. . Use the nursing process as a framework for providing individualised care for people undergoing surgery.