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1

Who do you need to inform if a patient needs emergency surgery?

theatre co-ordinator
on call anaesthetist

2

What should you ask a pt in a pre op assessment? AMPLE

Allergies
Medications
PMH
Last eaten/last drank
Events leading up to surgery

3

WHat does BOXED stand for when doing post op assessment

Bedside tests (obs and ECG), bloods
Orifices (sputum, swab cultures (nose, wound), urine output, urine dip/msu, stool output, drains
X-ray and other imaging
Escalation to seniors and other teams
DNACPR

4

Name 3 generic causes of post op complications.

pyrexia
haemorrhage
wound/surgical site infection
reaction to anaesthesia
VTE

5

Name 3 specific surgical complications.

strictures
visceral injury
anastomotic leak
ischaemic colitis