Making a Difference Choices and Challenges
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.
- 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.