Relating to the period around an operation, including immediate preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery.
See Also: paraoperative

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  • Perioperative — The perioperative period is the time period surrounding a patient s surgical procedure; this commonly includes ward admission, anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.Perioperative generally refers to the three phases of surgery: preoperative,… …   Wikipedia

  • perioperative — adjective Date: 1966 relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation < perioperative morbidity > < perioperative nursing > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perioperative — Around the time of operation. SYN: paraoperative. * * * peri·op·er·a·tive äp (ə )rət iv, äp ə .rāt adj relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation <perioperative morbidity> * * * peri·op·er·a·tive… …   Medical dictionary

  • Perioperative nursing — is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operative or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with surgeons, nurse anesthetists, surgical technologists, and nurse practitioners. They perform preoperative …   Wikipedia

  • Perioperative mortality — is mortality in relation to surgery, usually taken as death within two weeks of a surgical procedure. One of the vital steps in the decision to perform a surgical procedure is to weigh the benefits against the risks. Anaesthestists (and… …   Wikipedia

  • Perioperative medicine — The term perioperative medicine describes the consultation, care, or co management of a patient undergoing surgery that is provided by an internal medicine generalist or hospitalist.BackgroundPerioperative medicine encompasses the care of the… …   Wikipedia

  • perioperative — adjective Medicine (of a process or treatment) occurring or performed at or around the time of an operation …   English new terms dictionary

  • perioperative — adj. denoting the period that extends from the day before to the first few days after surgery, during which drugs (e.g. analgesics, antibiotics, anticoagulants) may need to be administered and vital signs are monitored …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • perioperative — Around the time of surgery. This usually lasts from the time the patient goes into the hospital or doctor s office for surgery until the time the patient goes home …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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