1. The nurse will provide preoperative teaching on deep breathing, coughing and turning exercises. When is the best time to provide the preoperative teachings?
A. Before administration of preoperative medications
B. The afternoon or evening prior tosurgery
C. Several days prior to surgery
D. Upon admission of the client in the recovery room
1. B. The best time to provide preoperative teaching is the afternoon or evening prior to surgery. This time, the patient had finished undergoing different laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Therefore, he/she can now concentrate on the teachings. Teachings given days before surgery may tend to be forgotten. Teachings given before administration of preoperative medications may not be understood any more because the anxiety level more likely is high during this time