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Welcome to this special edition of LPN eNews, which focuses on surgical care.

In this special edition of LPN eNews, you’ll find articles about managing incisions, assessing wounds, and optimizing pain management postoperatively. Also included in this collection is a description of hemiarthroplasty, or hip replacement surgery, which includes pre-, intra-, and post-op nursing care as well as discharge planning information. Lastly, be sure to read about preoperative fasting and what the evidence really shows.

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  THIS JUST IN October 2011  

Pain Pointers: A+ Post-Op Pain Management
By Francesca C. Levitt MSN, RN-BC and Elizabeth V. Johnston Pharm.D., BCPS

Wound Wise: Managing Incisions with NPWT
By Todd A. Zortman RN and Jan Powers PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, FCCM

Assessment of Surgical Wounds in the Home Health Patient Definitions and Accuracy with OASIS-C
By Rhonda A. Trexler BS, RN, COS-C

A Quick Guide to Hip Hemiarthroplasty
By Judith A. Nagle MSN, CNOR, FNP-BC

Preoperative Fasting: Will the Evidence Ever Be Put into Practice?
By Jeannette T. Crenshaw DNP, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, NEA-BC

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