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An audit of patients’ understanding of routine preoperative investigations

07 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

An audit of 100 patients’ understanding of preoperative investigations was undertaken at a preoperative assessment unit. Results showed that most patients had a...

Preoperative care of patients undergoing stoma formation: what the nurse needs to know

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Rationale and key points This article addresses preoperative care of patients for whom surgery to form a stoma is planned. It discusses...

Preoperative fasting: exploring guidelines and evidence to ensure consistent, high-quality care

15 November 2022

Nursing Standard


Many nurses will still be familiar with the instruction ‘nil by mouth from midnight’ traditionally given to patients preparing to undergo surgery. National and...

Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer: a non-systematic summary of the evidence

26 August 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

patient experience

Patients with colorectal cancer may require colorectal surgery as part of their treatment. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based multimodal...