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Preoperative Nursing Protocol and First Six Hours of Post-Operative Procedures Name Institution The events that surround Hospital Admission Process, and surgery related procedures can somewhat be confusing, as well as stressful. Arguably, one needs to understand the whole process for purposes of taking the appropriate steps towards easing the process.
It is noted that Meredith Parker is a 36 year old woman who is a supervisor in a large department store. She works full time, leaving little time to spend with her two small children aged 4 and 2. Over the last two months, Meredith has lost 10kg and has now begun to experience episodes of right sided pain under her ribs, radiating through to her shoulder blade. These have become more frequent, lasting for several hours with episodes of nausea and vomiting. Following a GP referral and investigations she has been admitted to the ward for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She stopped taking the combined oral contraceptive pill one year ago and smokes 15 cigarettes per day. In pre-admission clinic her observations were: BP 140/84 mmHg; pulse rate 74 beats/min and regular; respiratory rate 17 breaths/min; temperature 36.8 o C, oxygen saturation 98%.Her waist circumference is 92cm. It is certain that with Meredith Parker’s case there are numerous foreseeable consequences that she is likely to encounter if appropriate professional procedure is not impressed. As clearly highlighted in the history of the patient, she is a smoker. ...
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