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Help! My cranial surgery patient is awake!
Nov 2

Help! My cranial surgery patient is awake!

Date & Time
2 November 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Date: Monday 2nd November 2020
Time:  11.00am AEDT
10.30am SA   |   10.00am QLD   |   9.30am NT   |   8.00am WA

 
Surgical treatment of brain tumors, especially those located in the eloquent areas: anterior, temporal, and frontal lobes as well as proximity to language, memory and motor brain areas poses a risk of major irreversible impairment. Awake craniotomy is a great option to ensure maximum resection of the tumor with minimum functional impairment of the Central Nervous System thereby preserving the quality of life of the affected patients. 
Neurosurgery as perioperative subspecialty is interesting yet can be overwhelming, much more when you deal with an advanced microsurgery of awake patients with brain tumors. Some nursing leaders and educators do not fully understand how to acquire, on board, orient, and retain a neuroscience staff fit for this special procedure. Moreover, potential staff members may always fear this neurosurgical procedure due to its complexity and intricate need for continuous attention to essential intraoperative patient responses in ensuring safe perioperative care.
This presentation will outline the staff training program in learning how to assist and facilitate the surgical team during awake craniotomy procedure highlighting the nursing competency goals per perioperative phase.
 
Presentation Objectives
1. Discuss the brief overview of awake craniotomy for tumor resection.
2. Identify strategies that will facilitate staff competence in learning awake craniotomy for tumor resection.
3. Describe the nursing management in the different perioperative phases of awake craniotomy for tumor resection.
 
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