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Pre-operative fasting: putting research into practice

16 June 1999

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

A period of fasting prior to anaesthesia for surgery is necessary to prevent aspiration of stomach contents which can be potentially fatal. It has, however, become...

Care of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

28 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article discusses laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gall bladder through a process also known as keyhole surgery. It explains the pre-and...

Day surgery: handling patients’ complaints

16 August 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical Day Surgery

The number of surgical procedures being performed as day cases is increasing. In an attempt to ensure that patients are given the chance to present their views of...

Nursing intervention for pre-operative anxiety

31 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Surgical nursing is changing as the type of surgical procedures being performed are becoming more complex and the time for delivering nursing care is reducing. This...

Principles of post-operative patient care

13 October 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Surgery causes physiological stress on the body and carries inherent risks such as shock and haemorrhage. This article discusses cardiogenic and hypovolaemic shock...

Developing portfolios for peri-operative nurses

17 September 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Compiling and maintaining a professional portfolio is a requirement for all practising nurses. This article focuses on the process of building a portfolio for nurses...

Psychological care of patients undergoing elective surgery

04 April 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

The amount of time patients spend in hospital preparing for and recovering from elective surgery has reduced significantly in recent years. Nursing interventions...

Care of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

22 October 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gall bladder through a process also known as keyhole surgery. It explains the pre-...

Pre-operative fasting for elective surgical patients

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the knowledge, past experience, perceptions and opinions of nurses working in surgical units at a local hospital with regard to pre-operative fasting...

The surgical care of children: ethical dimensions

01 October 2001

Paediatric Nursing

Ethics

The British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) established its Ethics Advisory Committee in 1997. The aim of the committee is to explore ethical issues...