Perioperative Nursing Considerations

  • Elizabeth D. Katrancha


Many older adults must undergo surgery after a traumatic injury. The nurse must consider many factors that complicate surgical procedures in the older adult, including comorbidities, decreased physiological reserve, and a more limited functional capacity. It is often the nurse who must compile the whole of the patient information and ensure review by the attending surgeon prior to a procedure. Of course, emergent situations will differ.


  1. 1.
    The Joint Commission. Surgical Care Improvement Project. 2016.
  2. 2.
    The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). Surgical Site Infection. 2016.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NursingUniversity of Pittsburgh at JohnstownJohnstownUSA

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