This is an reflective essay!! Is required reflection of the roles of the ODP’ s they have played in the surgical care required by 3 separate groups ( adult, paediatric
and elderly) , demonstrating an understanding of the criteria for pre-assessment , pre-op , post – op and discharge of Day surgery.
Let me be clear; the essay has to have 2 parts- part one Surgery and part 2 Day surgery! This essay will have the same introduction( about 300 words) and the same
strong conclusion ( 300 words) . It has to have 2 reflection frame works which it will be Driscoll 2008 .
First part -Surgery! The procedure will be Gamma Nailing and you will have to focus an a scrub practitioner but don’t forget to remind the role of the circulating
person and don’t forget to compare with the other 2 groups. If you chose an patient which is 46 years old then you have to compare and contrast with and paediatric and
an elderly patient . I will give you an example; fee fore the surgery start we check the consent form ; you will say for my patient (46) I have checked the consent
form and the signature of the patient , but if I had a child I would have checked the mums signature and if I had an elderly the checking will be the same on less the
patient couldn’t consent himself. Then you go with prep the skin: could be warm solution for an child and an elderly…
The temperature of the theatre it will be different for the other groups
Attachments of the table if will be different for the other groups
For example for an child they would I’ve used flexible nailing smaller size and different sizes of drills ! Mention if it will be a difference on sutures ( dif type of
skin) then on dressing!! Even if you used the same equipment you should mention ; if I had an paediatric patient or an elderly I would I’ve used the same equipment .
Focus in the scrub practitioner ; counting swabs , needle , instruments and closure of the wound! Find a reference to say why is Gamma Nailing a successfully