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A Comprehensive Nursing Approach in Pre and Post-Operative Management

Angeline Devakirubai, K. Nivethitha, Felcia Chitra, Mrs. ManjuBala Dash


Surgery, whether elective or emergent, is a stressful, complex event. Today, as a result of advances in surgical techniques and instrumentation as well in anesthesia, many surgical procedures that were once performed in an inpatient setting now takes place in an ambulatory or outpatient setting. A comprehensive approach in Pre and Post-Operative Management helps in bringing out the surgery successful with no or less complication. The Interventions involved should be beneficial in both physical and psychological aspects. Both the patient and the family should need guidance and counseling before and after surgery. Nurses play a major role in giving Pre and Post-Operative Care to the patient who is undergoing surgery.

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