Chapter 18: Care of the Perioperative and Procedural Patient in Ambulatory Care

Chapter 18: Care of the Perioperative and Procedural Patient in Ambulatory Care

Identification: AMBP020v2019c18
Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 12/31/2023
  • 1.50 - CH


Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

  • Contact hours available until 12/31/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared

Accreditation Statement:

  • This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AAACN.
  • Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.

Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to apply the nursing process to the preparation and care of patients undergoing common procedures and surgeries.

Learning Engagement Activity:

  • One of the outcomes of the focus on patient safety since early in this century is the application of the Universal Protocol for invasive procedures, regardless of the health care setting in which the procedure occurs. Identify the invasive procedures that occur in your setting. Describe the elements of the Universal Protocol that should be applied for those procedures.

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Chapter 18: Care of the Perioperative and Procedural Patient in Ambulatory Care

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Sarah Bryan
8/2/22 10:28 am

For the Aldrete Post Anesthesia Discharge score, page 314 notes that there are 10 items assessed with a possible score of 20. However, table 18-1 on page 315 only lists 5 areas of assessment with a possible score of 10. This was very confusing for me.

Kara Fedor
12/2/22 11:53 am


Sarah Sylvia
3/7/23 1:55 pm

Reviewed Central Venous line dressing change protocol for the infusion center in which I work. When performing this procedure, it is critical that you as the nurse identify the patient with two identifiers, explain the procedure to the patient and make sure that they understand and are in agreement with the procedure. You must wash your hands, put on sterile gloves and a mask as it is a sterile procedure. This ensures an understanding and agreement to the procedure and safety for the patient by preventing an infection and insuring a good outcome. For insertion of a Peripheral Intravenous Cath, it is vital to identify the patient with two identifiers, review your order for insertion and for the medication you will be giving. Verify whether consent is needed for the specific mediation. The nurse should review the medication with the patient and verify their understanding and agreement to treatment. To perform the IV insertion the nurse should wash hands, put on gloves and cleanse the skin in order to prevent infection and provide a good outcome to the procedure.