Postoperative Assessment and Monitoring

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Updated 27 Jun 2024 Certificate ANCC Accredited

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.

Content

7 Video Units • 14 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
2m
Pretest
2 Questions
Airway
2 Questions
4m
Breathing
1 Question
2m
Circulation
1 Question
3m
Disability
2 Questions
4m
Exposure
4 Questions
3m
Conclusion
2m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Be better able to recognise potential clinical deterioration in patients postoperatively through the adoption of a standardised approach to assessment and monitoring.

2

Effectively communicate and escalate care accordingly if assessment findings reveal a patient is at risk of clinical deterioration, postoperatively.

Who it's for:

This Ausmed 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.

Why it's needed:

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 Ausmed 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.

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Last updated27 Jun 2024

Published13 Apr 2020

Due for review30 Jul 2024
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This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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