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Providing education to patients and their families is one of the most important aspects of nursing care. Preoperative education not only prepares the patient for surgery but also prepares them for what to expect following the surgery. Education can vary dramatically depending on individual needs.

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Providing education to patients and their families is one of the most important aspects of nursing care. This can be education about practically anything, but most commonly: pain management, bowel management, physical restrictions, medication side effects… the list goes on. I have also on occasion provided education on the best shows to watch on Netflix as well as the best coffee to be found within a 100 m vicinity of the hospital.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Elizabeth cronk
28 Jul 2019
When in a highly demanding role, I can read a short article like perioperative care and a little goes a long way over time.
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Julie Angwin
05 Dec 2020
This was a great general overveiw of preoperative patient education and good reminder for all staff in the perioperative environment of the need for consistent messaging to patients for both within our own scope of practice and in readiness for handovers and beyond our immediate care episode. Great references at the end of the article to other texts for further reading too.
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Elsa Pita
03 Nov 2020
Good resource.
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Jennifer Stewart
05 Mar 2020
Clear and concise.
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Arabella Jones
01 Oct 2021
This source was good as it relates to my future practice and is something I can definitely look back on.
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Ping Wang
22 May 2020
good, clear
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Tracie Watson
14 Nov 2020
Great synopsis of basic pre and post operative education
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Craig Smith
17 Dec 2020
A simple clear and well referenced article.
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Nina Prosser
11 May 2020
Brief, concise and valid.
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Kayana Lang
25 Oct 2021
Very detailed and informative information
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