General Post-Operative Complications
A wide range of post-operative complications can unfortunately occur, even after relatively simple surgeries.Ensure to review our General Approach to the Surgical Patient article for an overview in how to approach any surgical patient.
Both haemorrhage and sepsis are conditions that must be identified early, as the patient can rapidly deteriorate if not picked up quickly. Articles here cover these important topics
Post-operative pain or post-operative nausea are two symptoms not to be ignored, whilst both common they also both confer significant distress and morbidity to the patient. Delirium is seen regularly in post-operative patients, especially in the elderly, however it is important to address and manage appropriately.