Providing better postoperative care will help to minimise complications and optimise surgical outcomes. Regardless of your specialty interest, this module will broaden your knowledge of the assessment and management of common postoperative conditions.

10 PG Cert credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
Topics you will cover include:

The management of common postoperative complications
Fluid balance in the postoperative period
Postoperative nutrition
The principles of enhanced recovery
Haemorrhage and blood transfusion
After completing this Postoperative Care module, you will be able to:

Assess and manage common postoperative complications
Describe the principles of postoperative fluid balance
Identify the principles of postoperative nutritional support and its complications
Competently prescribe postoperative analgesia
Describe the pathophysiology of the surgical stress response and its adverse effects in the postoperative period
Describe enhanced recovery pathways and their role in mitigating the surgical stress response
Explain the implications of haemorrhage and the principles of blood transfusion