Which step for preparing a client physically for surgery is incorrect?
1. Ensure that the client’s body temperature is maintained at normal levels.
2. Allow no food or liquids (NPO) for 8 hours before surgery.
3. Prevent scrubbing of the surgical site prior to surgery.
4. Instruct the client to void before receiving perioperative medication.
Correct Option/Answers: 3
Option 1: Maintaining a normal body temperature helps in producing a good surgical outcome. The nurse can provide passive thermal care measures to keep the body temperature of the client normal.
Option 2: To minimize the risk of nausea and vomiting, clients are instructed to take no food or liquid for 8 hours before surgery.
Option 3: The surgical site should be scrubbed with an antibacterial solution before the surgery to reduce bacterial colonization on the skin.
Option 4: If a catheter has not been prescribed, the client should be instructed to void before receiving perioperative medication.