The nurse role when implementing preoperative preparations, the day before and morning of surgery consist of reducing anxiety and fear. The nurse should allow the patient to discuss their concerns about the surgery which may help them reduce fear. The nurse should also take in considerations of the patients spiritual and cultural beliefs. Therefore, the patient can use these methods from their culture that may reduce fear. Also, some religion do not believe in blood transfusions. It is important to know this information, so it can be documented and iterated to the physician and surgical team prior to surgery. Maintaining patient safety is a very important role. The nurse will manage the patients nutition and fluids. It is recommended that patient abstain from food and liquids to prevent aspiration during sugery. The nurse will inform the patient to bath with an antiseptic skin cleaner prior to surgery to decrease bacteria
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