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Admission of surgical patients 

Admission of surgical patients
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Admission of surgical patients
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10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0003
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date: 08 May 2021

The admission process 24

Assessment of care 26

Patients with special healthcare needs 28

Physical disabilities 30

Learning disabilities 32

Mental illness 34

Anxiety 36

Children and parents 38

Language barriers 40

Managing visitors in the perioperative environment 42

Prisoners in theatre 44

Surgery consists of emergency or elective admissions and the admission process will vary to accommodate the needs of the individual. Facilitating admission process is essential to quality care and communication within the surgical team. The surgical journey for patients who have a planned admission can be facilitated through: ...

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