Perioperative Care and Anaesthesiology
Perioperative usually denotes to the three stages of surgery: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. The aim of perioperative care is to deliver better conditions for patients before surgery, all through operation, and afterwards. Perioperative care is the caution that will be provided before, throughout and after operation. It is usually provided in hospitals, in operation centres attached to hospitals, in self-supporting operation centres or health care providers' offices. In this period patients will be mentally and physically prepared for the on-going surgery. For emergency operations this time can be less and even unaware to the patient; for optional surgeries perioperative care can be rather long. Information found during preoperative valuation is used as a foundation for the care strategy for the patient.