ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames
April 2009, BMJ Books
The ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames is a practical guide that provides a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment and management of surgical wounds, tubes, drains, lines and stomas – from the operating theatre to the Critical Care unit and from the ward into the community. It highlights common pitfalls and includes ‘trouble shooting’ sections that provide an understanding of the issues at all stages of post-operative care.
This new ABC is an invaluable resource for all GPs, practice nurses, surgical nurses, junior doctors, and community paramedics.
1 The Complex Abdomen 1
Tracy R. Bilski Brian Rowlands and Adam Brooks
2 Surgical Airways 6
3 The Chest 12
4 Lines 19
5 Pain 26
Trudy Towell and Jonathan Mole
6 Feeding 34
Gabriel Rodrigues Joy Field and Dileep Lobo
7 Surgical Wounds 40
Alastair Simpson and Adam Brooks
8 Surgical Drains 44
Sherif Awad Alastair Simpson and Adam Brooks
9 Hepatobiliary 49
Ian Beckingham Sherif Awad J. Edward Fitzgerald and Adam Brooks
10 Stomas 53
Iain Anderson and Amanda Smith
11 Urology 59
12 Central Nervous System 64
Jerard Ross Dawn Williams and Neil Buxton
13 Frames Pins and Plaster 70
Peter Mahoney is a consultant in anaesthesia and resuscitation with the Defence Medical Services. He has worked in resource- limited areas with NGOs and has co-edited 3 text books (Ballistic Trauma, Conflict and Catastrophe, ABC of Conflict and Disaster).
Brian Rowlands is Professor of Surgery and Head of Critical care course at Nottingham and Chair of the RCS group working on the care of the critically ill patient (a course for surgical trainees). He will be President of the Assocn of Surgeons of GB and I in May 2007.
- A practical guide to the key issues involved in the assessment
and management of surgical adjuncts
- Covers the care of post-operative patients in primary
- Highlights common pitfalls and includes “trouble
- New full colour title in the successful and easily accessible ABC series