Nursing intervention for day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Mitchell, MJ ORCID: 2007, 'Nursing intervention for day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy' , Nursing Standard, 22 (6) , pp. 35-41.

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A considerable amount of elective surgery can now be undertaken on a day-case, 23 hour or 72 hour stay basis. Such changes to modern surgery are transforming surgical nursing as the copious level of physical care once required by elective surgical patients is becoming obsolete. Brief hospital stay and patient self-care has become the greater part of preparation for, and recovery from, elective surgery. With the rise in modern elective surgery, education and psychological aspects of care (psycho-educational care) will increasingly become a central feature of elective surgical nursing. The brief physical care and broadening psycho-educational care for a patient undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy is therefore described. Hence the aim of this paper is to outline day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy and identify the changing aspects of nursing intervention required for such patients.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing Publishing (RCNi)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00296570
Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009 13:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:07

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