Part 1: Preoperative Care Module Questions 1. Discuss the classification of surgical procedures and the physical status classifications of anesthesiologists. 2. Discuss the meaning of the following suffixes: ectomy, lysis, oscopy, ostomy, otomy, plasty. 3. Describe the nurses’ role in preoperative assessment and completion of the preoperative checklist. 4. Identify factors that increase clients’ risk of complications during surgery. 5. Discuss the health teaching that must be included preoperatively. Discuss how the family can be included in this process. 6. Discuss the common diagnostic tests, their measurement, normal values and interpretation. Include: CBC, electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine, ECG, type and cross-match, coagulation studies, blood glucose. 7. Discuss the issue of informed consent. Identify who obtains consent. Describe the process followed if the client is unable to give consent. 8. Compare the preoperative preparation for ambulatory (outpatient day surgery) and inpatient surgery. 9. Discuss the patient preparation for the day of surgery. 10. Describe other factors that can influence clients and families beliefs about the outcome of surgery. Consider cultural diversity in your discussion. Part 2: Postoperative Care Module Questions 1. Discuss the components of a thorough postoperative assessment. Include assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of care to meet the needs of clients in the postoperative phase. 2. Identify and discuss common postoperative complications in the following: respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, pain, temperature, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, integumentary and psychological. 3. Discuss nursing interventions and teachings in order to prevent and treat each complication. 4. Identify the complications of anesthesia in the post-operative phase. 5. Review pain assessment and multi-modal management in the postoperative client. 6. Discuss classifications and implications of medications commonly ordered for the postoperative client: Opioid and non-opioid analgesics, NSAIDs (eg. Celebrex), antiemetics, antibiotics, antihistamines, H2 receptor blockers, and laxatives. 7. Discuss the effects of stress on the emotional needs of clients and families in the postoperative phase. 8. Discuss the impact of the “sick role” on the physiological, self-concept, role function, and interdependence modes of clients and families. 9. Discuss the nurses’ role in meeting the discharge learning/teaching needs of clients and families (eg: hygiene, activity, lifting, nutrition, incision, wound, drain care, sexual activity, home-care needs, return to work, follow up appointments).Health ScienceScienceNursing MG-GY MISC

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