Preparing for Surgery: A Patient's Perspective

Product Details
Product ID: 1957
Year Produced: 2012
Length: 56 min.
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The purpose of this video is to explore the surgical experience from the patient's perspective by outlining the potential differences between the patient's expectations of the surgical experience and the responsibilities required of health care professionals caring for the patient. Understanding these differences will enable nurses to complete their responsibilities but will also provide patients with positive surgical experiences.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the processes required when preparing a patient for a surgical procedure.
  • Identify the need for maintaining continuity of care for the surgical patient.
  • Identify the factors that can affect learning for the adult surgical patient.
  • Understand the physical and emotional needs of the patient.