Post-operative nursing care is after surgery care for the seniors so that they can soon get over the after-effects of a physical injury or the injury which affects to perform your day to day activities. It is mostly provided for pain management and recovery of the wound of the patient. The after-surgery care is available for the people who had Orthopaedics, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery to make sure their proper recovery.
Post-operative nursing care is known by various names i.e. post op, post op care and post op nursing care. It begins after surgery with an immediate effect. The type of post-operative nursing care depends on the type of surgery including the patient’s medical history. They make sure that patient is through monitored and treated (pain management and recovery post-surgery)
Why do you need postoperative nursing care?
You need postoperative nursing care after the surgery so that you can recover soon from it and get back to your daily activities. The type of post op care you need depends on the surgery type and your health history. You need immediate post operative care for the relief from pain and recovery post-surgery.
Talk with doctors and nurses help you to address your queries about pain and pain relief. There are several ways we use to make you relief from the pain
Pain Management through medicines.
Changes in your postures and positions.
Balms and ointments.
Massages and physiotherapy to the affected area.
Heat and cold pads or a soothing bath.
Music to keep you relaxed.
Keep you involved in the activities like television, games, puzzle to you distracted from the pain.
The doctors and the post-operative care team give you the instructions for recovery only after assessing your situation. You can assist them with the speed of recovery by following their instructions. It is very important that you return to your normal day to day routine after the surgery.
Post Operative Care Nursing Responsibility
Preparing and transferring patients: The surgical nurses sutures the incisions and applies bandages to the operated area after the surgery. The patient is also transferred to the recovery room once their vital signs are normal, which are being monitored by the nurses.
Patients monitoring: To monitor a patient is one of the roles of the nurse in post operative care. The patient is being monitored by the nurses after they are awakened from anesthesia. The nurses have limited patients at a time, therefore they can give undivided attention to their patients. They check pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, etc to ensure that the patient remains stable after the post operation.
Addressing Complications/ symptom management: The post op nurses are trained to tackle any complications. They speak to the patient and make them comfortable. They help the patient to sit up, cough and breath so that they prevent any chances of Pneumonia.
Patient Education: The post-operative nursing care meet the patient and the family members and educate them about the pre and post effects of the anesthesia or any complications occur after the surgery.
Benefits of post-operative and nursing care
They provide assistance with the day to day activities like feeding, personal hygiene, and washroom assistance.
The post-operative nursing care does monitor the vitals of the patients and reports any fluctuations to the doctors or the supervising nurse.
They also offer medical companionship to the patients for their medical tests and follow-ups with their doctors.
Medication management is also taken care by the post op nursing care team, with regular follow up and patient monitoring allows them to do it efficiently.
They continuously check the basic body parameters of the patient such as blood pressure, sugar, and heart rate monitoring.
Assistance with the walking, movement, and exercises.
Immediate post operative care cost
The cost of immediate post-operative nursing care majorly depends on the level of service and location where do you receive it.
At Nemacare we offer the best after surgery and nursing care to the elders. Our post-operative care helps you to cope up with the after-effects of the surgery. It helps in the recovery of the patient so that they can perform daily activities with ease. We have trained specialty consultants, diagnostics, physiotherapists, nurses, and attendants to take care of you and to make your recovery fast.
We offer the services that offer a complete solution for all of your medical and non-medical needs.
Post-operative nursing care is after surgery care for the senior citizens so that they can soon get over the after-effects of a physical injury or illness.