LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care Surgical Nursing
Surgical patients who have undergone a minor or major surgical procedure are nursed on different wards to medical patients and require a special set of nursing skills. Nursing practice on surgical wards differs from that of medical wards and LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care has nurses who can assist you.
Our Surgical Nurses at LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care, located in Orlando Florida, serving all of Central Florida and the Space Coast, may practice in different types of surgery:
- General surgery (e.g. appendicectomy, gallbladder removal)
- Vascular surgery (e.g. varicose vein surgery, aortic aneurysm repair)
- Colo-rectal surgery (e.g. stoma formation)
- Surgical Oncology (e.g. breast surgery, tumour resections)
- Orthopaedic surgery (e.g. knee or hip replacements, fracture repair)
- Urolological surgery (e.g. prostate surgery)
- Day surgery (or ambulatory surgery, where a patient is discharged within 24 hours)
LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care Surgical Nurses are responsible for many types of patients, depending on the nature of the surgery. Intensive Care and High-Dependency units usually have one to two nurses per patient at times.
Pre-operatively Care by LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care:
Preparation of patients for their procedure involves ensuring pre-medication is administered, the patient/guardian has given written consent, the required blood-tests have been done, identification labels and identification bracelets are correct, all allergies have been recorded in the patient's notes and that the patient has been fasted appropriately.
Post-Operatively Care by LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care:
Post-operatively the patient must be closely observed for signs of shock, arrest. The surgical nurse also ensures the wound created by the surgery is intact, and must be knowledgeable in wound care and the care of surgical drains. Surgical Nurses are responsible for the management of pain and post-operative nausea and vomiting, which are common post-operative side effects. The surgical nurse is also responsible for the discharge of the patient and giving the patient information on support systems and measures necessary to their recovery. LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care offers surgical nursing services in Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County and Brevard County Florida.
LiNil Visiting Nurses Home Care's mission is to promote excellence in Pre-operative and Post-Operative Nursing. Call us today to discuss your surgical nursing needs.