Episode 28

Episode 28: Pre-Operative Assessment

Sep 1, 2021

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Episode Description

Completing a pre-operative assessment for your first patients can be overwhelming as you’re navigating your clinicals. There are numerous factors to be considered before putting your patient to sleep, so we’re laying out the details!

Today, we’re diving into how to best move through your preoperative assessment in a way that keeps your patient safe and helps you avoid mistakes.

In this episode, we’re covering:

  • Tips and tricks for preparing ahead of time and keeping yourself organized

  • How to create a trusting relationship with your preceptor

  • Completing your own assessment to determine how challenging this patient or procedure may be ahead of time

  • The questions you NEED to be asking to assess cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, GI, endocrine, psychiatric, and muscular health

  • Navigating health issues that the patient may not be aware of (or simply doesn’t acknowledge)

  • Best practices for keeping patients comfortable during the procedure to help them have a more pleasant wake-up and recovery

Happy assessing, future CRNA! You’ve got this!

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