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Preoperative Exam for Nurse Practitioners

Nov 19, 2019

If you're overwhelmed and intimidated by preoperative exams, you're not alone.

Even a healthy patient undergoing a low-risk surgery can be stressful, but knowing the guidelines and tools can help you feel more confident in your practice.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • Why we need to stop saying "preoperative clearance" and what to say instead
  • The step-by-step approach to evaluating cardiac and pulmonary risks
  • Why we need to be detectives in preoperative assessments
  • What tools can help you decide the risk and if they should have surgery (especially for the complicated patients)

PLUS, download my preoperative assessment cheat sheet at the link below to print and keep at your desk (and follow along with this video)

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

Download your cheat sheet here.

Once you've watched, I'd love to hear from you.

What is one tip that you can take and apply to your practice to help with preoperative assessments? I'd love to know!

Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.

Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I'll see you soon.


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