A Study On Same Day Surgery Essay examples

1443 Words Feb 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Same Day Surgery
During same day surgery, I shadowed Nurse Laura, BSN, RN. We prepared four patients for their procedures. The first patient was an 81 year old, white male. He was a patient of Dr. Workman in for a medi-port placement. A medi-port is one type of a central venous access device. This port can remain in place for years and is often inserted for patients who receive long term IV medications and who require frequent blood draws causing less discomfort for the patient. The port is surgically inserted under the skin. The catheter runs form the portal and is surgically inserted into a vein, either the jugular or subclavian. This allows medications to be spread throughout the body quickly and efficiently (Treas 794). This patient was receiving the medi-port because it would be more beneficial during his chemotherapy treatments. I was not able to observe nurse care for this patient due to time of arrival; however, I introduced myself to Mr. C.F and got a brief background history. He was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma esophageal cancer. The esophagus is the tube that allows food travels from the mouth to the stomach. What happens in adenocarcinoma is the cancer cells start replacing the normal lining of the lower esophagus (Lewis 937). He has a history of smoking and GERD. I would not see him post-operatively because they were taking him to the oncology wing to start chemotherapy. My next patient was Mr. F.T. He was a 77year old, white male scheduled for a computed…

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