Questions you should ask Pre and post Surgery

 

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These nine questions ask specifics regarding patient’s previous surgical procedures, fluid and food restrictions, pertinent health history, personal hygiene, medication history including supplements, whether a patient is pregnant or breastfeeding, medications to avoid preoperatively, the surgical location, their projected length of recovery and the pain expectations post-operatively. Ask your surgeon to walk you through the steps. Find out what kind of technique will be used.

Also ask about the type of anesthesia you’ll get to keep you numb and pain-free during the operation. • What are the risks of my surgery? All surgeries have risks. Ask what they are for your specific procedure. • What is your surgeon’s experience in this type of surgery? Knowing your surgeon’s level of expertise is one factor that may reduce your anxiety leading up to the date of your surgery. • What type of anesthesia will I receive?

It is reasonable to ask how often the surgeon performs the particular procedure. Ask the surgeon about his/her experience with this procedure, its outcome, and the hospital or setting in which the operation will be performed. Is the nursing staff accustomed to caring for patients who have had this procedure?10 Common Questions Before Surgery By. Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FN. linkedin; Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner.

She has experience in primary care and hospital medicine. There are many tests that are done before and after surgery, and some that are even done during surgery. Now that you are through your surgery and ready for your first post-op appointment, here are a few questions you will want to be sure and ask: What possible side effects should I look for after treatment? What are the signs of infection?

What do I do about constipation?The following are important questions to review with your healthcare provider before surgery. Ask your healthcare provider to explain the answers clearly and ask for further explanation if you are having trouble understanding an explanation and/or any medical terms. Some people find it helpful to write their questions down ahead of time.

Before your surgery, be sure to ask your surgeon about costs for surgery and the ens you want. Next contact your insurance provider to see what’s covered. Even if your insurance provider isn’t willing to cover the entire operation, financial resources are available to. Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery The goal of orthopaedic treatment is to relieve pain and restore function. In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider many things, including your age, activity level, and general health.

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon You’ll achieve the best results from plastic surgery if you and your plastic surgeon communicate openly and work together to achieve realistic goals. An understanding of your goals, expectations, and motivation is essential to a successful partnership between you and your surgeon, helping both of you to.

List of related literature:

Ask about previous operations, especially abdominal surgery, and any anesthetic problems.

“Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology” by Errol R. Norwitz, S. Arulkumaran, I. Symonds, A. Fowlie
from Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Errol R. Norwitz, S. Arulkumaran, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2007

4 “Tell me the specific questions you have about life after the surgery.”

“Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E-Book” by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf
from Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E-Book
by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

ask your questions at comfortable moments in the surgery if possible: you can ask as much as you want during wound closure.

“Oxford Handbook for Medical School” by Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, Imran Yusuf, Aisha Janjua, Chris Bird
from Oxford Handbook for Medical School
by Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

Ask about history of prior abdominal surgeries or problems during previous surgical procedures.

“Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology” by Murad Alam
from Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology
by Murad Alam
Springer International Publishing, 2019

* Tell the patient about exercises that he may be expected to perform after surgery, such as deep-breathing, coughing (while splinting the incision if necessary), and extremity exercises, and movement and ambulation to minimize respiratory and circulatory complications.

“Lippincott's Nursing Procedures” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Ask about the patient’s energy level and any recent injuries or bleeding.

“Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume” by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume
by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Ask what the patient knows about surgery and what to expect before and after the procedure.

“Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing” by Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
by Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Which of the following questions would be the most appropriate in assessing a possible complication of this patient’s surgery?

“Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book” by Mary O. Eyles
from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book
by Mary O. Eyles
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

You can usually answer general questions about surgery and anesthesia, such as, “When will I go to sleep?”

“Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume” by Mariann M. Harding, Jeffrey Kwong, Dottie Roberts, Debra Hagler, Courtney Reinisch
from Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume
by Mariann M. Harding, Jeffrey Kwong, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Questions about expected side effects and risks of having anesthesia should be asked.

“Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life” by Charlotte Eliopoulos, American Holistic Nurses' Association
from Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life
by Charlotte Eliopoulos, American Holistic Nurses’ Association
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

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