Pre and Postoperative Care Training


Pre and Postoperative Training – Facilitated by registered nurses with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day blended learning course allows learners to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of both preoperative and postoperative care including the removal of surgical drains.

This training course is intended to cover all aspects of safe principles of pre – and postoperative care including associated observations within a classroom environment.

Content includes both emergency and elective surgery preparation


It is vital patients undergoing surgery are prepared safely and correctly often within limited time periods. Crucially clinical staff must have a fundamental understanding of pre-assessment preparation to ensure associated risks are reduced.

It is vital postoperative nursing care begins as soon as the patient leaves the operating theatre. Before being discharged to the ward the patient must be assessed to check that haemodynamic and respiratory observations (such as blood pressure) are within acceptable parameter by a competent practitioner.

The recovery process continues in the ward, where healthcare professionals will monitor the patient for complications, promoting health and working towards the patient’s discharge from hospital.

Pre and post operative care Training Session Outline

  • Preoperative care
  • Removal of a vacuum drain from a surgical wound
  • Acute postoperative pain assessment in adults
  • Management of continuous epidural infusions

Aimed at

Healthcare professionals already working within the surgical environment, wanting to enhance their current skills/knowledge and review current practice, or professionals unfamiliar to surgical nursing looking to acquire new skills. 


Registered nurses with first hand clinical experience

CPD Accredited

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What do our customers say...

Even as a carer/manager for 24+ years I have learnt a lot and feel this training will have a positive impact on the people who we support and the staff team

This is an excellent refresher, I feel more confident and able to spread the knowledge to others to prevent pressure ulcers.

I thought I had quite a good understanding and knowledge but I have learnt much more. Very enjoyable session.

Trainer ensured attendees understood questions and encouraged them. Really enjoyed the afternoon, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Trainers were excellent and full of knowledge. They make you feel comfortable and confident. Very much enjoyed the course. Definitely felt like I learnt a lot.

Great information. Will put learning into practice.

Great information, will put learning into practice.

Brilliant course and well delivered!