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Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care Course


Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care
Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care

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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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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 89 votes
Course Title: Nursing Studies - Role of Nurse in Surgical Care
Course #: 578
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
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.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 14 December 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Joanne Dean
    Joanne Dean Australia Informative 2016-07-04 12:07:21
  • Elidah Khani
    Elidah Khani United Kingdom I find the role of the nurse in surgical care in all surgical phases interesting and challenging. The nurse has to be knowledgeable so as to be able to assess the patient efficiently pre operatively, peri operatively and post operatively. The nurse should be a team worker to report immediately what is of concern regarding the patient's condition to her immediate supervisor. 2016-05-27 17:05:55
  • Elidah Khani
    Elidah Khani United Kingdom I find the responsibility given to the nurse for a patient under going surgery overwhelming and yet the nurse can cope and come up top with a well recovered patient with no complications in most of the times. Its a challenge to all of us nurses to keep up with the standards as laid up by our registering body. 2016-05-27 16:05:23
  • arsalan khan
    arsalan khan Pakistan Very good courses 2016-05-26 18:05:51
  • Wee Woon Phua
    Wee Woon Phua Singapore Good Course. 2016-02-17 10:02:20
  • Wee Woon Phua
    Wee Woon Phua Singapore Good course. 2016-02-17 10:02:03
  • Chigozie Miracle
    Chigozie Miracle Nigeria The nurse provide some essential help for the surgeon in the surgical room and also help in adminstration of some chemotherapy and preparation the patient for the surgery 2016-01-13 13:01:52
  • Chigozie Miracle
    Chigozie Miracle Nigeria 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. 2016-01-13 13:01:53
  • Chigozie Miracle
    Chigozie Miracle Nigeria The role of in surgical care course is to help the surgeon in preparation of the patient for the surgery and materials needed and also help in the administration of some chemotherapy that is needed in the surgical room and other necessary things, etc. 2016-01-13 13:01:02
  • Ngabisa Kunene
    Ngabisa Kunene Swaziland This course is very helpful because it improves knowledge about surgical care 2015-11-05 09:11:37
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