CARING FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS: Study Guide for Students of Higher Educational Medical Institutions
This study guide has been prepared in accordance with applicable requirements of the “Caring for Patients” program. It aims at creating a theoretical framework for the effective mastering of the course on the care for surgical patients. Moreover, it sets out the basic principles of organization of work and the mode of a surgical hospital as well as deontological and ethical questions of patient care, clinical hygiene aspects for patients and personnel, particular features of preparation of patients for diagnostic tests and surgical interventions, and covers the basic principles of care for patients with various surgical pathologies.
Theme 1. Introduction to the surgery. Hygiene in surgery. Principles of work of nurses in conditions of the surgical department
Theme 2. Organization of work in a clean dressing. Desmurgy. Concept on about bandage and bandaging. Bandage and its elements. Bandaging material and its substitutes. Classification of bandages. Technique of the triangular, four - tailed bandages, dressin
Theme 3. Medical care for patients, operated on the abdominal cavity organs, perineum, legs. Abdomen, crotch, legs bandages. Medical care for patients with fractures. Plaster technique. Bleeding control and types of bleeding
Theme 4. Antiseptic. Medical care for patients with purulent pathology. Sterilization of the dressings and surgical linen. Organization of work in the operating room. Surgical scrubbing of the surgeon hands and surgical field
Theme 5. Organization of work in the sterilization room. Preparation and sterilization of the cutting, optical, general & surgical instruments. Sterilization of suture material
Theme 6. Surgery, preparing of patients for the operation. Care for patients in a postoperative period
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