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CPD modules

Care of patients undergoing day case inguinal hernia repair

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module examines inguinal hernia repair as an example of surgery that is performed as a day-case procedure. It discusses the most common forms of repair and the need for general or local anaesthesia. Basic principles of day surgery management, including patient selection criteria, pain relief, post-operative information, nurse-led discharge and subsequent aftercare, are also described.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Clare Bridgett Hammond, Interim matron and senior sister in specialised surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.


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