Postoperative Assessment and Monitoring

CPDTime.
35m
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Details
CPD35m of CPD
First Published
Updated13 April 2020
Expires 02 February 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.

Course Overview

Postoperative assessment and monitoring of patients can prompt escalation of care and prevent a raft of potential surgical complications from occurring. Using a framework can guide your assessment and ensure subtle signs of deterioration are not missed.

Topics
  • How should we assess and monitor patients postoperatively?
  • How can an ABCDE approach help to recognise deterioration early?
  • What warning signs should we respond to immediately?
Need

Differences in the capability of individuals to identify and escalate the care of patients who develop complications after surgery is a significant factor in patient adverse outcomes. Frameworks can support postoperative assessment and monitoring to ensure all healthcare professionals can recognise and respond early to potential complications.

There is a timely need for healthcare professionals to gain new knowledge and have existing knowledge reinforced on how a standardised approach to postoperative assessment and monitoring can aid in the early detection of clinical deterioration and reduce adverse patient outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to reinforce best-practice approaches to postoperative assessment and monitoring to ensure early detection of clinical deterioration in patients who have undergone a surgical intervention.

Learning Outcomes
  • Be better able to recognise potential clinical deterioration in patients postoperatively through the adoption of a standardised approach to assessment and monitoring.
  • Effectively communicate and escalate care accordingly if assessment findings reveal a patient is at risk of clinical deterioration, postoperatively.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all registered nurses and other health professionals working in perioperative and general medical/surgical environments who are caring for patients after undergoing surgical interventions.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD35m of CPD
First Published
Updated13 April 2020
Expires
02 February 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.
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Topics
Perioperative Nursing
Bariatric Surgery
Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Surgical
Neurosurgery
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