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Preoperative Patient Care

Preoperative care in the ambulatory setting requires a thorough and efficient implementation of the nursing process. This module introduces the perioperative registered nurse (RN) to the essential activities of patient-centered assessment and education in the preoperative environment.


  1. Describe elements of preoperative patient and family education.
  2. Identify evaluation components of the patient’s knowledge of the surgical experience.

Contact Hours – 1.0

The learner will have an increased knowledge of the assessment, education, and communication needs required for the patient and their support system and integrate that knowledge into practice in the ambulatory preoperative setting.

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