Reflection On A Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

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This essay will be reflecting on a patient's journey who had a laparoscopic appendicectomy. I observed them from their entrance to the theatre, during the anaesthetic phase, surgical phase and recovery. I will be discussing the importance of communication and the various methods of communication used in the department. I will be using the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1988). The Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC] (2016) require students to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Confidentiality Policy (Local Policy, 2015) so I will be referring to the patient as Jane. Jane was brought on a bed to the anaesthetic room. The patient was nervous at this time. My mentor and I welcomed her, and the ward nurse handed the patient notes to the …show more content…
The patient was extubated and woken up in the theatre. The anaesthetist verbally communicating to the ODP to bring the cuff down. The patient was attached to an oxygen cylinder and taken to recovery. The recovery nurse received the handover from the Anaesthetist and scrub practitioner using the Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) tool for the patient handover. The patient received some postoperative Fentanyl for pain relief. The nurse looking after the patient announcing each time to the patient letting them know what they are receiving. The patient complained about shoulder pain which is referred pain from having the laparoscopic procedure. This is caused by an excess of Carbon Dioxide(CO2) in the abdomen. This is to be expected and will wear off with time and analgesics such as …show more content…
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