Pre- and Postoperative Care


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.

Why Is It Important?

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.

Session Outline

  • Preoperative care
  • Postoperative 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.

Facilitated by

Registered nurses with first hand clinical experience

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