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Craniotomy is a neurosurgical procedure where the cranial cavity is accessed through the removal of bone to perform a variety of brain surgeries. Once the surgery is completed, the bone flap is returned to its previous position. The presentation “Post Op Complications Following a Craniotomy” provides direction on how to provide nursing care to adult and paediatric patients experiencing complications post neurosurgery to ensure consistency within and across organizations. The learning objectives are: Explain the complications that can arise from a craniotomy, Recognize signs and symptoms of post-operative complications following a craniotomy, and Understand and perform appropriate nursing interventions and treatments

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Craniectomy is a neurosurgical procedure that involves removing a portion of the skull, where the patient’s scalp is closed without re-implantation of the bone, leaving a resultant cranial defect. The presentation “Care of Patient Post-Craniectomy (No Bone Flap)” provides direction for how to provide nursing care to adult and paediatric patients post-craniectomy to ensure consistency within and across organizations. The learning objectives are: Differentiating between craniotomy and craniectomy, and describe implications for a craniectomy, Summarize the risks and complications related to craniectomy, and Understand nursing intervention related to caring for a patient with a craniectomy

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