Care of Surgical Patient


Learn how to provide pre-operative and post-operative care to a surgical patient.


What will you learn?

    •   Phases of surgical patient care
    •   Pre-operative care
    •   Post operative care
    •   Wound care: Wound classification, assessment and management
    •   Care of central line and IV dressing
    •   Care of drain tubes


Do you want to provide proper care to a surgical patient?


If you want to learn how to prepare a patient mentally and physically for surgery and to provide care after surgery, then you have come to the right place.

A patient who gets admitted to the hospital to undergo an operation or a procedure is called a surgical patient.

This course provides an overview of the three phases of surgical care. It further delves into the tasks involved in pre-operative care at the time of admission, immediately before surgery and teaching and counselling a patient.

After surgery, the patient may be shifted to the room or a ward. Learn how to monitor and assess a post-operative patient when they recover from the effects of anaesthesia and surgery. Learn how to use a care bundle to prevent infection.

A wound is a portion of skin that has lost the protection and function of the epithelium with or without loss of underlying tissue.

This course provides an overview of wound classification that are practical and useful in everyday practice. Learn how to assess a wound based on its colour. This will help you identify a wound that requires care and attention. Clean and irrigate a wound before applying a dressing. This will help in preventing spread of infection and faster wound healing.

Learn how to obtain a wound culture to identify bacteria present in deeper wounds or abscess.

Follow the interventions of wound management outlined in this course to ensure proper wound healing.

A cut made in the skin during surgery is called an incision. Follow the best practices of incision care and prevent spread of infection. Learn to identify the surgical wound type. And adopt the best practices to prevent surgical site infection(SSI) outlined in this course.

Learn how to remove sutures or staples after the wound has healed. This course also provides an overview of applying central line and peripheral intravenous (IV) line dressings.

Follow the best practices for handling a wound drainage system that are outlined in this course.

To make the course more interesting, we have sprinkled it with videos. And we have also provided additional reading materials if you wish to gain more knowledge. We request you to make the best use of all the learning materials.

By the end of this course, we aim to help you provide correct and timely care to a surgical patient.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s start learning!


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