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Care program for general surgical nursing
Preoperative             Day of surgery and 1 postop day                       2...
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Care program for general surgical nursing

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Care program for general surgical nursing

  1. 1. Care program for general surgical nursing Preoperative Day of surgery and 1 postop day 2 and 3 postop day Discharge • • Preparation and • Information about convalescence Reception of patient in operation theatre Usual surgical observation observation • Identification of the patient • Prevent pressure symptom and hypothermia Guidance on the • Balance the amounts of fluid risk of smoking • and alcohol Anticoagulant therapy depends on the consumption > 4 condition of the patient and the surgical drinks daily procedure • • Skin and wound • The bandage can be Shaving, if necessary, only by cutter Avoid the sun at the wound for ½ care removed if the wound is dry • year Preoperative bath (evening or morning – • The bandage must be • ordinary soap) Use high sun factor as long as the • changed if it is moist, loose Inspection of • cicatrice is red surgical area and navel has to be or contaminated the surgical • disinfected at the operation theatre with Avoid perfumed soaps • Shower is allowed if the area for wounds • wound is dry suitable disinfectant, must dry up in Use cream to soften the scar and scars • between Avoid smoking and other nicotine’s before the • The skin has to be cleaned for iodine with a substances such as plasters, operation spirit swab after suturing chewing gum – during the 4 first • The bandage can be removed 24 hours weeks after the surgery postop if the wound is dry. • The bandage must be changed if it is moist, loose or contaminated • Shower is allowed 24 hours postop if the wound is dry. • Sleep and rest • Ensure that the patient’s • Talk about the importance of rest Make sure that the patient’s habits/ wishes wishes and habits are met in between activity are met • • Ask about the If necessary offer sleeping • If necessary offer sleeping pill • Increase mobilisation after patients habits pill • Talk to the patient about worries that keeps discharge • Avoid unnecessary noise and wishes the patient from sleeping • Ear plugs can be issued • Avoid unnecessary noise such as loud talk • Talk to the patient if the • patient is worried Avoid unnecessary wakening of the patient, particularly early in the morning • If necessary, hand out ear plugs General surgical nursing, care program day by day, 01.01.07 Unit for Perioperative Nursing

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