"The purpose of this video and study guide is to explore the surgical experience from the patient's perspective by outlining the potential differences between the patient's expectations of the surgical experience and the responsibilities required of health care professionals caring for the patient. Understanding these differences will enable nurses to complete their responsibilities but will also provide patients with positive surgical experiences."-- Study guide & post test CD.
"Objectives: After viewing the video and completing the study guide, the participant will be able to: 1) Understand the processes required when preparing a patient for a surgical procedure. 2) Identify the need for maintaining continuity of care for the surgical patient. 3) Identify the factors that can effect learning for the adult surgical patient. 4) Understand the physical and emotional needs of the patient."-- Study guide & post test CD.