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Taking Care of the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Client

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
This course material available in video format. Click to view.

Course Summary

This course will provide CNAs with the information they need to provide comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Taking Care of the Client Before Surgery
  • Preoperative Tasks and Education
  • Psychological Preparation and Support
  • Taking Care of the Client After Surgery
  • Post-Operative Emergencies
    • Learning Objectives

      • Correctly identify three important pre-operative tasks.
      • Identify what the initials NPO indicate.
      • Identify three post-operative exercises that help prevent post-operative complications.
      • Identify the preferred methods for removing body hair before an operation.
      • Identify three common post-operative problems.


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No prerequisites are required for this course.
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