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Nursing Management for Thyroid Cancer: Preoperative, Intraoperative and Postoperative

Preoperative Management for Thyroid Cancer, that need to be prepared are as follows:
  • Inform Concern (Letter of approval for operation) which has been signed by the patient or responsible for the patient.
  • General conditions include; all body systems especially the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • The results of the examination / supporting data and the results of tissue biopsy if any.
  • With the suport of mental preparation and mental health education, about the course of surgical operations by nurses and mental support by clergy.
  • Consult with anesthesia, for readiness in anesthesia.
  • Tell the things that might happen later after surgery, especially if performed total thyroidectomy associated with thyroid hormone supplements for life.

Intraoperative Management for Thyroid Cancer :
  • The role of nurses only help smooth the operation because the responsibility is entirely held by the doctor who operated on.

Postoperative Management for Thyroid Cancer
  • Observation of vital signs of patients (GCS) and keep it stable.
  • Observe for bleeding and postoperative complications.
  • Bring Emergency Kit equipment or at least not easily accessible when needed at any time or things happen that are not desirable.
  • As soon as possible inform the patient if the operation has been completed after the patient awoke from anesthesia to further calm the patient.
  • Perform follow-up care after the patient is moved to a general ward.

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