Perioperative Nursing Practice-
includes those activities performed by the registered nurseduring the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phase of the patients surgicalexperience. It encompasses the patient’s total experience when surgical intervention is acceptedas the treatment of choice.
refers to events during the entire surgical period, from preparation for surgery torecovery from the temporary effects of surgery and anesthesia. This period is divided intopreoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases.
starts when the patient is admitted to the surgical floor and prepare himphysically, psychologically, spiritually and legally for the surgical procedure until he is transportedto the operating room.
is when the patient is transferred to the operating room where he isanesthetized and undergoes the scheduled surgical procedure.
is the time during which the patient is transferred to the recoveryroom/post anesthesia unit where the nurse assist and observes the patient as he recovers fromanesthesia and from the stress of surgery itself; to the time he is transferred back to the surgicalfloor, discharged from the hospital until the follow-up care.
ESTIMATION OF SURGICAL RISKS
General Risks factors:
Fluid and Electrolyte and Nutritional problems
Presence of diseases
Concurrent or prior pharmacotherapy
Edison O. Dangkeo, RNPage