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Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care

ISBN: 978-0-470-31984-0
190 pages
March 2009
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The evolution of day surgery has heralded a new era of medical, anaesthetic and nursing knowledge, skills and practice. Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care explores the familiar concepts within nursing, such as evidence-based practice, patient-centred communication, management, practice development and models of care, and uses these theoretical constructs to provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary services and nursing approaches within day surgery. This book is written with the intention of providing nurses working in day surgery with a comprehensive applied text that can be used as a reference when caring for patients.

Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care:

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of nursing approaches in day surgery
  • Utilises models of care
  • Includes evidence based practice
  • Provides practical advice on management of day surgery services including setting up and implementing nurse led services in the area.
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Contributors.

1 Introduction to Day Surgery (Phillipa Ryan Withero).

Historical background.

Overview of services.

Common presenting conditions.

Recent innovations in day surgery.

Conclusion.

References.

2 Models of Care (Fiona Timmins).

Introduction.

Outline of conceptual models of nursing care.

The Roper, Logan and Tierney Model.

Orem’s self-care defi cit theory of nursing.

Peplau’s conceptual frame of reference for psychodynamic Nursing.

Evaluation of the contribution of conceptual models of nursing to day surgery practice.

Background and development of care pathways.

What is a care pathway?

Developing care pathways.

Examples of care pathways in current use.

Conclusion.

References.

3 Nurse-led Pre-admission Clinics (Jo Gilmartin).

Introduction.

The emergence of nurse-led interventions.

Nurse-led services.

The pre-assessment process.

Educational intervention.

Setting up a nurse-led pre-admission clinic.

Evaluating services.

Conclusion.

References.

4 Practice Development (Robert McSherry, Kay Scott and Sharon Farlow).

Introduction.

Background.

What do we mean by practice development?

Applying practice development initiatives in day surgery units.

Evaluation methodologies.

Patient satisfaction.

Conclusion.

References.

5 Day Surgery Management (Anne-Marie Brady).

Introduction.

Management structure.

Systems thinking.

Management and leadership.

Teamwork.

Planning day surgery services.

Planning day surgery facilities.

Human resource management.

Managing the provision of services.

Outcomes management.

Financial management.

Conclusion.

References.

6 Communication Issues in Day Surgery (Catherine McCabe).

Introduction.

Communication.

Importance of communication in day surgery.

Collaborative communication.

Conclusion.

References.

7 Providing Information and Support (Margaret McCann).

Introduction.

Day surgery and patient education.

Patient education and management of anxiety.

Patient education process.

Principles of patient education.

Conclusion.

References.

Index.

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