Unit One – Perioperative Care
Identify and perform the duties of a CDA during the 3 phases of the perioperative period as a member of the Surgical Team
The goal of perioperative care is to provide safe and quality patient care before, during, and after surgery
Perioperative care refers to the 3 phases of a surgical procedure:
preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative
Preoperative: phase between the decision to have surgery and the beginning of the surgical procedure.
Intraoperative: phase between admission to the OR and transfer to recovery.
Postoperative: phase between patient’s transfer from the OR and discharge from recovery.
The Surgical Team
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon: consult and diagnose patient, prepare treatment plan, perform surgery
Registered Nurses: review health history, administer anesthesia and pain management medications, recover and discharge patient
CDA’s: review treatment plan and health history, set-up operatory, prepare patient for surgery, maintain chain of asepsis or sterilty, assist in surgery, recover and discharge patient, process equipment (sterilization)