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Preoperative Care - Reducing Pre-Surgery Anxiety

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Day surgery nurses play an important role in preparing patients for surgery and coordinating the care required for their individual needs. Preoperative nursing, when performed effectively, can result in satisfaction, patient safety, quality healthcare and cost-effectiveness.

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Day surgery nurses play an important role in preparing patients for surgery and coordinating the care required for their individual needs. Preoperative nursing, when performed effectively, can result in satisfaction, patient safety, quality healthcare and cost-effectiveness.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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Karolina Jezewska
27 Apr 2020
Made interesting points.
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Laura Martins
12 May 2021
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Susan Beahl
16 Apr 2022
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Short to the point resource.
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Rupinder Ramji
03 Mar 2020
I found it very interesting. Relevant to the whole department of admissions into theatre, through to theatre and even after in recovery.
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Margaret Mount-Earle
14 May 2022
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Kristina Tita
15 Oct 2021
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Barbara Roberts
22 Apr 2020
Brief but clear and further reading was provided
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melinda venables
28 Apr 2021
this article reconfirms why preoperative eduction for paediatric patients and their parents are important. It is very important to reduce anxiety and to have a safe and happy hospital experience.
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Grace Pagtulingan
24 Jan 2021
It was an insightful article. Nicely done
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Rebecca Reynolds
05 Sep 2021
Though this is a simple resource it had some useful information that I had not yet learnt. I did enjoy the read and the knowledge I learnt.
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