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This free online course examines the essential support nursing staff provide during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. The course will introduce the learner to the crucial roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience and the range of surgical interventions performed in the treatment of disease and disorders.
The course will focus on the range of nursing implications and corresponding patient care procedures applied during the surgical cycle. The selection, type, effect and administration method of the anaesthetic agents is also discussed. Key elements of the course focus on post-operative complications and patient care procedures.
This 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.Start Course Now
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Cite facts related to the surgical experience
- Identify the nursing implications related to preparing a patient for surgery
- Examine doctor's orders for implementation of pre-operative care
- Cite the nursing implications related to preparing a patient for surgery
- Identify from descriptive statements, the key members of the surgical team
- Identify three major classifications of anesthetic agents.
- Define what complications should be prevented in the recovery room
- Identify the nursing implications related to the prevention of respiratory distress
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:
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