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Long term outcomes after surgery

 

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • The short- and long-term implications of surgery, including: common risk factors for post-surgical mortality and morbidity and current literature describing postoperative long-term outcomes
  • Methods for assessing or measuring outcomes and prevention of poor postoperative outcomes
  • Supportive services integral to postsurgical recovery (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, social services

 

Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Follow-up patients after discharge to the ward
  • Participate in follow-up clinics / services where available
  • Appreciates that physical and psychological consequences of surgery can have a significant and long-lasting effects
  • Planning for discharge
  • Recognises that surgery is a continuum throughout the 'patient journey' and is a small but often life-changing event
  • Appropriate and timely referral to specialists / allied health professionals

 

eModule Information

Relevant Competencies from CoBaTrICE

Knowledge - Statements from Domain 7 (Comfort and recovery):

  • Common risk factors for post-ICU mortality or re-admission and their minimisation
  • Principles of rehabilitation: physical and psychological
  • Supportive services integral to the long term rehabilitation of critically ill patients (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, social services).
  • Methods for assessing or measuring quality of life

 

Attitudes, skills and behaviours - Statements from Domain 7 (Comfort and recovery):

  • Participate in follow-up clinics / services where available
  • Appreciates that physical and psychological consequences of critical illness can have a significant and long lasting effect for both patients and their relatives
  • Early planning for rehabilitation
  • Recognises that intensive care is a continuum throughout the 'patient journey'
  • Appropriate and timely referral to specialists / allied health professionals


Faculty Disclosures:
The authors of this module have not reported any disclosures.

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

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