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Nursing Management During the Intraoperative Period

1 CE Credit Hours

Quick Overview

Nursing care of the surgical patient requires an understanding of anesthesia, pharmacology, surgery, and surgical interventions. This comprehensive knowledge allows you to monitor the patient's response to the stressors related to the surgical experience. Use of the nursing process during the intraoperative phase of care provides a framework for the delivery of patient care. This course discusses the purposes of the various areas of the perioperative/surgery department, the proper attire for each area, the roles and responsibilities of the interdisciplinary surgical team. In addition, basic principles of aseptic technique used in the operating room will be covered, as well as the importance of safety in the operating room relative to patients, equipment, and anesthesia.