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Module 1: Módulo 10: A recuperação Fase quarto

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General Post-Operative Implications

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GENERAL POSTOPERATIVE NURSING IMPLICATIONS

The nursing process is used throughout the Peri-operative period to provide the patient with individualized care and the knowledge and ability for self-care following disposition.
Surgical intervention often alters physical appearance and normal physiological functions and may threaten the patients psychological security.
Some surgical patients react to the loss of a body part as to a death. Be aware of the patient's needs and establish interventions that will support his strengths and effective coping skills

Learning Outcome:
After completing this lesson you will:

Understand general postoperative procedures and nursing implications.

Cite the procedure for administering Patients Post-operative Medication.

GENERAL POSTOPERATIVE NURSING IMPLICATIONS
1. Monitor vital signs as ordered.

2. Report elevated temperature and rapid/weak pulse immediately to supervisor (infection).
3. Report lowered blood pressure and increased pulse to supervisor (hypovolemic shock).
4. Administer analgesics as ordered.
5. Apply all nursing implications related to the patient receiving analgesics whether narcotic or nonnarcotic, to include the following.
• Check each medication order against the doctor's order.
• Prepare the medications (check labels, accurately calculate dosages, observe proper asepsis techniques with needles and syringes).
• Check the patient's identification wristband to ensure positive identification before administering medications.
• Administer the medications. Offer each drug separately if administering more than one drug at the same time.
• Remain with the patient and see that the medication is taken. Never leave medications at the bedside for the patient to take later.
• Document the medications given as soon as possible.