Preparing Your Patient for Surgery

Linda M. DeLamar, CRNA, MSN, MS

Disclosures

Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal. 2005;5(1) 

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Summary

Preoperative preparation of the patient is extremely important. This is the time when the patient can be properly prepared physically and emotionally for a planned procedure. Proper preparation of the patient scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure can optimize patient care, comfort, and satisfaction. During this time, any factors that may affect the risk of anesthesia or the proposed procedure can be identified, minimizing surgical delays, preventable cancellations, morbidity, and mortality.

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