What is Perioperative Care?
The period from the time a patient enters the OR till surgery and anesthesia are over.
The Perioperative period is from the time the patient is brought into the operating room (OR) until surgery and anesthesia are over (Wikipedia).
During this time, the patient is cared for by OR nursing staff. They prepare the patient for surgery and assist the surgeon(s) and the anesthesiologist.
In orthopedic surgery, important aspects of perioperative care are:
- Prevention of infection
- Reducing intra-operative blood loss
- Applying a tourniquet to provide a bloodless surgical field
- Maintaining patient safety and comfort
- Avoiding adverse effects
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