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The role of nurses in preoperative assessment

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 40, PAGE NO: 34Jenny Bramhall, MSc, RGN, is nurse consultant, preoperative assessment, Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS TrustNurse-led clinics have been highly effective for a number of years in many specialties. However, preoperative assessment of elective inpatients is a growing concern and this article identifies the vital role that the nurse working in a preoperative assessment service has within the field of elective patient care.

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