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Postoperative Patient Care

Postoperative care in the ambulatory setting involves different levels of patient care. This module introduces the perioperative registered nurse (RN) to the different phases of postoperative patient care and the need for thorough communication hand overs between caregivers.


  1. Identify the differences between the phases of postoperative patient care.
  2. Describe the importance of the patient discharge and the need for patient and family education.

Contact hours – 1.0

The learner will have increased knowledge of the different postoperative phases and levels of patient care and incorporate that knowledge into practice. The learner will be able to integrate knowledge about discharge teaching and the teach-back method for essential patient and family understanding

Examination and evaluation must be completed by 7/14/2023 to receive contact hours.


Extension Fee

This course is accessible for four months from the date of enrollment. Extensions can be requested at a $50 fee per month (for a maximum of four months that must be consecutive). Request an extension with Customer Service at (800) 755-2676.