Post-operative care in pancreatitis: Nursing intervention
Rijal, Suman (2019)
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This literature review will discuss the process of post-operative care in pancreatitis patient, complications aroused during the care process and the ways how nurses cope to overcome the complications. Pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas resulting to it’s disfunction causing endocrine and exocrine insufficiency in body. The aim of this study is to guide through the post-operative nursing care process in patient’s after pancreatitis surgery in nursing care perspective. The research shows that the post-operative care is a vast and complicated subject, therefore nurses are required to acquaint themselves with clinical competence to treat PONV, pain, wound care, fluid balance, catheterization, drainage etc. Also, the importance of nurse’s motivational support, reassurance and patient education has been discussed thoroughly as the finding of this research. Scientific articles were obtained through Arcada’s academic databases, Jama network and book to ensure the validity of the articles. The theory chosen to support this research is Katherine Kolcaba’s comfort theory. A qualitative literature review was conducted reason being the time restrain, resources and the ethical approval consuming time on doing the quantitative study. The content derived from background were profusely analyzed and coded to get the relevant result for the research aim.