My Assessment Of Practice Evidence For Term B Is Based

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My assessment of practice evidence for Term B is based on a case study of a particular patient during her perioperative journey from the ward before the surgery until she was ready to be sent back on the ward post operative on the 25th February, 2017. I followed a female patient who was having a surgical procedure called Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gall bladder and usually performed as a day case procedure. The operaion is carried out under a general anaesthetics. A telescope the width of a small finger is placed into the abdomen through a small cut at the navel. In order to create spare around the organs within the abdomen and provide the surgeon with a clear view it is necessary to use carbon…show more content…
All the pre-operative checks I did are important for patient safety and are derived from the World Health Organisation (WHO) surgical safety checklist (2008).The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed after extensive consultation aiming to decrease errors and adverse events, and increase teamwork and communication in surgery (WHO, 2014). The ward staff had already put on the anti –embolism stockings on the patient.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 2014, guidelines points out the need to deal fairly and safely with the risks of infection. As for metal implants, they can interfere with some devices used in some procedures, for instance X-rays and the diathermy.
With the help of the support worker I transferred the patient from the ward to the anaesthetic room. Before moving the hospital bed I made sure all the safety checks on the bed were done, for instance, the brakes, the wheels and bed side rails. I also checked if the bed was going up and down, for example I could need to put a patient on the Trendelenburg position in case they vomited. According Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Health and Safety Act at Work 1974 (HASAWA), under the Provisions and Use of Work Equipment regulations (PUWER) which place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment.
Anaesthetic Room
When we arrived in the anaesthetic room, the anaesthetic assistant, who was an Operating Department
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