Caring for perioperative patients

  title={Caring for perioperative patients},
  author={Paul Wicker},
Preassessment of perioperative patients is essential to prepare patients for anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, and to ensure that they understand the anaesthetic and surgical procedures, as well as their postoperative recovery period. This role can be carried out by operating department practitioners (ODPs) and nurses, and they also need to understand the physiological status of the patient so they can inform perioperative staff (including anaesthetists, surgeons and perioperative… CONTINUE READING

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