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Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care


Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care

Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care

Learn more about the role of the nurse in the surgical care of the patient.


Students: 1,493
Course Description

Nursing staff provide essential support during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. In this free online nursing studies course the learner is introduced to the vital roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience.
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The range of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of disease and disorders are outlined, along with the related nursing implications and corresponding patient care procedures applied during the surgical cycle. Peri-operative patient care introduces the surgical experience with particular reference to the types and classification of surgical interventions, their function, risk level and impact on the patient. The pre-operative phase outlines patient preparation procedures which start once surgical intervention is agreed, through to the patient's arrival on the operating table. Nursing implications, patient care, communication and the relevant documentation process are outlined. The intra-operative phase refers to patient surgery and ends when the patient is transferred to the recovery room. The learner is introduced to the surgical team and their respective functions. The selection, type, effect and administration method of the anaesthetic agents is also discussed. Patients are transferred directly to the Recovery Room after the surgical intervention procedure is complete and remain there until sufficiently conscious to respond to stimuli. Key elements of the course focus on post-operative complications and patient care procedures in relation to body systems treated. This free online nursing studies course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the key phases in the surgical experience and the types of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of injury, disease and disorders.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - Cite facts related to the Surgical Experience; - Cite the nursing implications are related to preparing a patient for surgery; - Understand doctor's orders for implementation of pre-operative care; - Cite the nursing implications are related to preparing a patient for surgery; - Cite from descriptive statements, the key members of the surgical team; - Identify three major classifications of anesthetic agents; - Cite complications which should be prevented in the recovery room; - Identify nursing implications related to the prevention of respiratory distress;


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Module Title
Module 1: Peri and Pre-Operative Patient Care
Module 2: The Intra-Operative Phase
Module 3: The Recovery Room Phase
Module 4: Role of Nurse in Surgical Care Assessment

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Course Title Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care
Course # 578
Course Publisher AMEDD Center and School
Course Category 13
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Course Description  Nursing staff provide essential support during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. In this free online nursing studies course the learner is introduced to the vital roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience. The range of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of disease and disorders are outlined, along with the related nursing implications and corresponding patient care procedures applied during the surgical cycle. Peri-operative patient care introduces the surgical experience with particular reference to the types and classification of surgical interventions, their function, risk level and impact on the patient. The pre-operative phase outlines patient preparation procedures which start once surgical intervention is agreed, through to the patient's arrival on the operating table. Nursing implications, patient care, communication and the relevant documentation process are outlined. The intra-operative phase refers to patient surgery and ends when the patient is transferred to the recovery room. The learner is introduced to the surgical team and their respective functions. The selection, type, effect and administration method of the anaesthetic agents is also discussed. Patients are transferred directly to the Recovery Room after the surgical intervention procedure is complete and remain there until sufficiently conscious to respond to stimuli. Key elements of the course focus on post-operative complications and patient care procedures in relation to body systems treated. This free online nursing studies course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the key phases in the surgical experience and the types of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of injury, disease and disorders.
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Release Date 14 December 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
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Assessments Yes
 
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Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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  • Nabeel Al Amiri United Arab Emirates Comprehensive review of surgical care for nurses 2014-12-15 19:12:21
  • Nabeel Al Amiri United Arab Emirates Good knowledge - Thanks 2014-12-15 19:12:12
  • Kathryn Palmer United States of America I thought the course was very informative, helpful, and interesting. Just one tip though, TAKE NOTES! You will not regret it when you take the course assessment! 2014-12-11 22:12:36
  • Chelita Hagan United States of America Great course 2014-12-09 15:12:03
  • Reminiscence Moreno Philippines Nurses supported the client throughout the process, from preoperative phase until the post operative phase. From there, we could view them as hardworking wherein they prepared the client prior surgery, assisted them in the operating room, gave support to the client at recovery room, and gave health teaching for discharge. Not only nurses played a vital role in the perioperative nursing but also each key members in the surgical team. 2014-11-27 13:11:36
  • Kikelola Olaitan United Kingdom This course is very interesting and served as a refresher tool for me. I am loving it. 2014-10-19 00:10:32
  • Ashley Zelina Canada This was a very educational course and was a great refresher on the role of a surgical nurse. It helps gain knowledge and to become a safe and effective nurse, and how to prepare patients for surgery. 2014-09-30 20:09:52
  • Joana Dias United Kingdom Absolutely Fantastic! its very thorough and gave someone like me who had no idea of whats going on in Surgery context a very wide view of what happens! 2014-09-30 11:09:03
  • RASHAWN BROWN United States of America It was detailed and give good facts on the topic. 2014-09-15 23:09:03
  • Victoria Nicholls United Kingdom This was a useful insight to the patients journey through surgery and has helped me prepare as a student nurse for placement in a surgical area. 2014-09-04 14:09:54
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