Chapter 18: Preoperative Nursing Management Terms
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Includes outpatient, same-day, or short-stay surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay
The patient’s autonomous decision about whether to undergo a surgical procedure, based on the nature of the condition, the treatment options, and the risks and benefits involved
Period of time that begins with transfer of the patient to the operating room table and continues until the patient is admitted to the postanesthesia care unit
-Period of time that constitutes the surgical experience
-includes the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of nursing care
Period of time that begins with the admission of the patient to the postanesthesia care unit and ends after follow-up evaluation in the clinical setting or home
Diagnostic testing performed before admission to the hospital
Period of time from when the decision for surgical intervention is made to when the patient is transferred to the operation room table
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