All Surgical Nurses should attend this class in preparation to caring for surgical patients.
At the conclusion of this course, the successful participant will be able to:
Review requirements for the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP).
Discuss surgical consents, preparing the patient for surgery, and universal protocol.
Identify important aspects of postoperative patient care including vital signs, lab values, PONV, pain management, and glucose control.
Review DVT prevention, range-of-motion, and ambulation in the post surgical patient.
Review policy and procedure for autotransfusion.
Discuss important aspects of care of the joint replacement and spine surgery patient.
Review nursing care of the post operative ostomy patient.
Review procedure for surgical dressings and drains.
Discuss compartment syndrome in the post surgical patient.
Adult/Respiratory Assessment Class
The participant should have a basic understanding of vital sign monitoring, oxygen therapy, chest tube management, neurological assessment, and nasogastric suctioning/feeding.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 8.0 hours, BRN Provider Number 1384. No partial credit will be given.
Although the Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education courses, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Complaints regarding continuing education providers or continuing education courses should be addressed to the Board.