Good post-operative care is an essential part of patient management, and a critical part in ensuring the best outcome for each individual. It is important identify patients at risk of becoming unwell, recognise clinical deterioration early and intervene in a timely manner. The progressive nature of cancer is often accompanied by physiological derangement, massive fluid shifts and poor nutrition, which can make post-operative care challenging and difficult. This chapter will concentrate on the post-operative care of Gynaecological Oncology patients, in both the immediate period following surgery and while the patient remains in hospital.
- Gynaecological oncology