The Effect of Surgical Stress On Vital Signs And Nursing Care.

Mert Boğa S., Sayılan A. A.

in: Vital Signs An Overview , Roy Abı Zeıd Daou,Josef Börcsök, Editor, NOVA Science Publishers Inc. , New York, pp.1-173, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Other Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: NOVA Science Publishers Inc.
  • City: New York
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-173
  • Editors: Roy Abı Zeıd Daou,Josef Börcsök, Editor
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Although surgical procedures can be life-saving, the decision to

operate inevitably causes stress in patients. That stress results in

physiological and psychological responses. Neuro-endocrine responses

occur while waiting in the preoperative period. These can then result in

physiological changes in vital signs, including elevated heart and

respiratory rates and blood pressure, and pain. It is therefore essential to

ensure that the patient is physiologically and psychologically prepared in

the preoperative period. The patient’s ability to cope with potential

problems relies on good preparation and support. By providing

appropriate care before, during and after surgery, the nurse should

manage care while ensuring patients are able to cope with the trauma of

the operation and potential complications.