Chapter 1. Pre-Operative Assessment and Preparation

  1. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, RGN1 and
  2. Sylvia Prosser PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)2
  1. Curie Scott,
  2. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse and
  3. Jane McLean

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch1

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

How to Cite

Scott, C., McArthur-Rouse, F. J. and McLean, J. (2007) Pre-Operative Assessment and Preparation, in Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient (eds F. J. McArthur-Rouse and S. Prosser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

  2. 2

    Formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133050

Online ISBN: 9780470691946

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Keywords:

  • surgery;
  • allergies;
  • blood transfusions;
  • isovolaemic haemodilution;
  • cell salvage

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pre—operative assessment

  • Physical examination

  • Pressure sore risk assessment

  • Nutritional screening and assessment

  • Assessment of home circumstances

  • Pre—operative preparation

  • Informed consent

  • Pre—operative fasting

  • Skin preparation

  • Prophylactic antibiotics

  • Pre—operative checks

  • Self—test questions

  • References and further reading