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Making a Difference Choices and Challenges


Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Lynn Murray
Listening Time: 38 Mins
Date Added: 29/06/2012
Date Recorded: 05/06/2012
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Event: General Surgical and Orthopaedic Nursing
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Improvements in anaesthetics, surgical techniques and nursing care now mean that over 50% of all surgery performed in Australia is undertaken on a day case basis. This presents some unique challenges and risks for the perioperative and postoperative nurse. In this lecture, Lynn Murray explores new challenges emerging in surgical nursing and the complexities of caring for the high-risk surgical candidate and the often murky issue of consent. 


Topics covered

  • Factors and trends that have affected the role of the surgical nurse: what are some of the obstacles currently faced?
  • What makes a patient high-risk for anaesthetic and procedures and what are considered high-risk surgeries?
  • Looking at the issue of consent
  • Important factors for the day surgical patient.


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Presenter Biographies

RN- acute care, ICU & CCU certificate
Lynn is currently working as a freelance educator based in Melbourne. As a Registered Nurse with over 40 years' experience and qualifications in intensive care, coronary care, orthopaedics and education, her prime role for many years has been as a Nurse educator, especially in the area of acute nursing care. With a keen interest in teaching and learning Lynn continues to provide lectures for undergraduate and clinical professional development programs. Her aim is to provide interesting and dynamic sessions which enhance the nursing knowledge and skills of both the individual and the professio...

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