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Pre and Post-Operative Care

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.

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.

Care of Wounds and Drains

Do you want to provide proper wound care to prevent spread of infection?

If you want to learn the best practices that would ensure proper wound healing and quick recovery, then you have come to the right place.

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.

Fluid collections after surgery are drained using a wound drainage system or wound drains. Follow the best practices while handling a wound drain 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 enhance your wound care skills.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s start learning!

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Course Content

Pre-test

  • Pre-test: Pre and Post-operative Care

Pre and Post-operative Care: Introduction

Pre-operative Care

Post-operative Care

Post-test

Pre-test

Wound Care

Managing Wounds using TIME framework

Cleaning a Wound

Obtaining a Wound Culture

Care of Surgical Wounds

Removing Sutures and Staples

Central Line and Peripheral IV Dressing

Restraining Patients

Post-test

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