Thorough preoperative assessment and care can dramatically affect the patient’s surgical journey and can enable the surgical team to manage any potential problems. This module covers the common topics to review in this setting, including:

Preoperative Assessment Clinic
Preoperative Risk Assessment
Day Case Surgery
The assessment and management of common medical co-morbidities in surgical patients
10 PG Cert credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
After completing this Preoperative Care module, you will be able to:

Assess and manage systemic co-morbidities:
Cardiovascular disease
Respiratory disease
Endocrine disease including Diabetes Mellitus
Explain the concept of surgical risk
Describe the use of surgical scoring systems
Describe the principles and advantages of day case surgery