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Ward care 

Ward care
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Ward care
Author(s):

Giles Warner

, Andrea S. Burgess

, Suresh Patel

, Pablo Martinez-Devesa

, and Rogan Corbridge

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199230228.003.0040
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date: 23 September 2019

Pre-operative care 76

Special considerations 77

Post-operative care 78

Care of myocutaneous flaps 79

Tracheostomy care 80

Discharge planning 81

The process of pre-assessment has become established. In many units, nurse-led pre-assessment clinics can identify problems ahead of the planned surgery date, thus avoiding costly delays in the operating schedule. These clinics can only run efficiently if there is good communication between the doctor, nurse, and the anaesthetist....

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