Care of the Perioperative Client
by Nursing CE Catalog
Perioperative services have changed as a result of advances in technology (such as lasers), laparoscopic and minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries, and limited resources such as cost-containment measures in health care. These changes have challenged health care providers to be more responsive and cost effective in delivering care. Wherever procedures occur, all clients deserve to be treated with the same standard of care.The purpose/goal of this course is to describe surgical interventions, types of anesthesia, medications used with each type of anesthesia, and the risks and outcomes associated with each type.Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Identify types of surgical interventions and aspects of care, including the setting and safety issues associated with surgery.• Describe types of anesthesia, their results, agents that may be used in each type, and risks associated with each type.• Describe key aspects of care that need to be addressed during the preoperative phase.• Describe the specific responsibilities of the various members of the surgical team.• Identify the nurse’s role in addressing the surgical consent form.• Describe key aspects of client teaching and preparing the client for surgery.• Describe key aspects of care that need to be addressed during the intraoperative phase of care.• Describe key aspects of care that need to be addressed during the postoperative phase of care.Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented. The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.