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ADN 2 CH 18

ADN 2 CH 18 (GLOSSARY)

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ambulatory surgery: includes outpatient, same-day, or short-stay surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay
informed consent: the patient’s autonomous decision about whether to undergo a surgical procedure, based on the nature of the condition, the treatment options, and the risks and benefits involved
intraoperative phase: period of time that begins with transfer of the patient to the operating room table and continues until the patient is admitted to the postanesthesia care unit
perioperative phase: period of time that constitutes the surgical experience; includes the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of nursing care
perioperative phase: period of time that begins with the admission of the patient to the postanesthesia care unit and ends after follow-up evaluation in the clinical setting or home
preadmission testing: diagnostic testing performed before admission to the hospital
preoperative phase: period of time from when the decision for surgical intervention is made to when the patient is transferred to the operating room table
Created by: xsavier1