Effective management of hemostasis during surgery is critical for the patient. Using the nursing process and evidence-based practices, this independent study program will assist the perioperative RN identify risks, benefits, indications, contraindications, and adverse effects for the various methods available for control of bleeding during surgery. The goal of this learning activity is to educate perioperative RNs about the methods for effective management of hemostasis during surgery to promote positive outcomes for the surgical patient.
After completion of this continuing nursing education activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the clinical implications of surgical bleeding.
2. Differentiate between mechanical, energy-based, and chemical methods of surgical hemostasis.
3. Compare the various categories of topical hemostatic products.
4. Identify key factors to consider in the selection of hemostatic products.
5. Describe perioperative nursing care for patients undergoing surgical hemostasis.
2.4 Contact Hours are available through AORN. Learn more at http://bit.ly/HemostasisStudyGuide. This education program was funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from Ethicon Biosurgery.