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Pre-Operative Assessment

Duration: 3 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 24 - Price: £480.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Excellent preparation for meeting targets.

A well-attended and established course this programme serves as an introduction to Pre- Operative Assessment (POA) and will assist in providing evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes. The course will appeal to nurses and allied professionals who are involved in or about to embark on pre-operative assessment service development.


"Highly recommended to anyone working in Pre-Op Assessment - thank-you!"

"Excellent course to prepare staff for good pre-op care of patients." 

"Fantastic course! Very in-depth and useful content!"

Past course delegates

Course Content

Definitions & documentation

Professional & legal considerations

Guidelines for day surgery

Anaesthetic risk assessment - problems & management

Taking a history and informed consent

Systems review

Physical examination -

  • Psychological and social assessment
  • Cardiovascular examination
  • Respiratory examination
  • Airway assessment; neck assessment

Management of clinical problems including -

  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation

Understanding of haematology and biochemistry results

Pre-operative investigations

Service development and clinical audit

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • To develop and understand pre-operative assessment and patient management skills
  • The fundamentals of taking a patient history and performing a social and psychological assessment
  • Develop competent physical examination skills
  • The importance of multidisciplinary team working

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Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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