The term perioperative care refers to the period of time of a surgical procedure on a patient. This period of time includes ward admission, anaesthesia, surgery and recovery. The main aim of perioperative care is to offer the patient better conditions before and after the operation.
Perioperative care takes place in hospitals, surgical centres or health care providers’ offices. During this period is important to prepare the patients, both physically and psychologically, to the surgical procedure and the after-surgery time.
Perioperative care may also refer to the three phases of surgery: preoperative, per-operative and postoperative. The preoperative phase usually focuses on tests and has the aim to limit the patient’s preoperational anxiety.
The per-operative period starts when the patient is in the operating room table and ends with his/her transfer to the post-anaesthesia care unit. During this period the patient is anesthetised, prepped and draped and the operation is executed.
The postoperative period begins with the patient in the post anaesthesia care unit and finishes with the resolution of the surgical sequelae.
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