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FUENTES CEBADA, Luis et al. Improving the Care level on a surgery-needed patient through a Computer-Aided Surgery Cares Program. Index Enferm [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.58, pp.59-62. ISSN 1699-5988.

The Surgery-needed Care Program, currently under test at the Puerta del Mar Hospital in Cadiz, has been conceived with the aim of both tuning the care level to each individual patient and, at the same time, to secure a continuous assistance through all the units involved in the surgery process. It is based on a computer tool so called Surgery Program. This computer application has been designed on the basis of continually-improving approach while counting with the enrolment, from the very first phases, of nurses in the affected units both in development and set-up steps. After just eight months running this Program, we have been able to create a digital database keeping record about up to 55% of the surgery assistances appointed in this period. In each of these records, the expected emotional responses of both the patient and relatives against the surgery process are diagnosed and carefully evaluated. Likewise those care actions planned to face such responses with the aim of alleviating patient and family-environment anxieties or fears are also recorded. For this, NANDA, NOC and NIC taxonomies has been used with a holistic perspective and considering the person both as the agent and as the final receiver of cares. The information recorded in this database is complemented with other provided by a parallel information system keeping track of additional relevant details as nurse diagnosis, list of all the interventions performed, patient allergies or antibiotic prophylaxis provided to the patient.

Palabras clave : Surgery Cares; Continuous assistance; Security of patient.

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