Perioperative Nursing

Ever wondered what drives the critical decisions behind surgical procedures? In perioperative nursing, understanding the reasons for surgery—curing, diagnosing, preventing, enhancing, repairing, or relieving—empowers nurses to deliver exceptional, tailored patient care.

Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi)

Urolithiasis refers to stones (calculi) in the urinary tract. Stones are formed in the urinary tract when the urinary concentration of substances such as calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and uric acid increases.

Status Asthmaticus

Status asthmaticus is severe and persistent asthma that does not respond to conventional therapy; attacks can occur with little or no warning and can progress rapidly to asphyxiation.

Respiratory Alkalosis

Respiratory Alkalosis is an acid-base imbalance characterized by decreased partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and increased blood pH to less than 35 mm Hg, which is due to alveolar hyperventilation.