Preoperative Care

Preoperative Care

Preoperative care begins when surgery is planned and ends with the administration of anesthesia. This phase of care includes a preoperative interview and assessment to collect baseline subjective and objective data from the patient and his family; diagnostic tests such as urinalysis, electrocardiogram, and chest radiography; preoperative teaching; securing informed consent from the patient; and physical preparation.

Preparation of Equipment

Gather all equipment needed at the patient’s bedside or in the admission area.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Preoperative Care

Full access? Get Clinical Tree

Get Clinical Tree app for offline access