Guided Reflection of the Video, “Receiving a patient to the ward from PACU”.
Identify and discuss the assessments and nursing interventions when caring for a patient who has just returned from the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) with a PCA and an abdominal wound.
After watching the video, reflect on the nursing care given to the patient in the video. When writing the guided reflection, consider the following questions:
- What were the assessments and were they prioritised?
- How did the two nurses interact? Did they work as a team?
- How effective was the communication like between the two nurses, and the patient?
- What post-op orders did the receiving nurse enquire about regarding the patient’s care?
- Was there anything that could have been done differently?