Nursing Care Following Esophagectomy Patients
General Surgery, Tubes and Drains
Nursing Care for Whipple Patients
Renal Topics


After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1|Describe nursing assessment of the post-op esophagectomy patient
2|Discuss nursing interventions related to pain control, activity and diet for the post-op esophagectomy surgery patient.
3|Describe important nursing interventions/observations when caring for a post-op Whipple patient
4|Discuss nutritional goals and strategies when caring for the post-op Whipple surgery patient
5|Discuss activity goals for the post-op Whipple surgery patient
6|Identify pain management strategies for the post-op Whipple surgery patient
7|Describe important focus points of nursing assessment of the post-op general surgery patient
8|Describe some of the tubes and drains used in surgical patients and important nursing implications of caring for them
9|Discuss the management of continuous bladder irrigation and the proper technique to hand irrigate triple lumen catheters
10|Identify which Foley catheter to use in which clinical scenario and why
11|Demonstrate how to place a Foley catheter with proper technique
12|Discuss the nursing care for a patient with a suprapubic catheter


Amy Zajac, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Surgery, Thoracic
Baystate Medical Center

Dr. Janivette Alsina, MD
Surgeon of Oncology
Baystate Medical Center

Dr. Eleanor Winston, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Baystate Medical Center

Ashley Provost
PA Surgical Services
Baystate Medical Center


Lynn Morris, MSN, RN-BC
Clinical Educator
SW5, SW6
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.         

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
02/11/2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
MM5 Conference Room
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 4.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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