Caring for the Perioperative Patient, 2nd Edition
May 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
This updated new edition is skills-focused and uses examples of techniques or procedures to illustrate how skills can be applied in perioperative practice. It is essential reading for nurses or operating department practitioners (ODPs) who perform scrub, circulating, anaesthetic and recovery roles whilst caring for perioperative patients, as well as nursing and ODP students working in perioperative care.
- New edition of a successful text for perioperative practitioners and students
- Emphasises holistic patient centred care
- Focused on key skills and knowledge required by practitioners
- Explores the evidence-base for safe and effective practice
Section 1 Core Issues
1 Perioperative homeostasis (Paul Wicker).
2 Managing perioperative equipment (Joy O’Neill).
3 Perioperative pharmacology (Paul Wicker and Africa Bocos).
4 Perioperative communication (Joy O’Neill).
5 Managing perioperative risks (Joy O’Neill).
Section 2 Perioperative Practice
6 A route to enhanced competence in perioperative care (Paul Wicker and Jill Ferbrache).
7 Preoperative preparation of perioperative patients (Paul Wicker).
8 Patient care during anaesthesia (Joy O’Neill).
9 Patient care during surgery (Paul Wicker and Adele Nightingale).
10 Patient care during recovery (Paul Wicker and Felicia Cox).
Joy O'Neill is Training and Development Co-ordinator in the Theatre Department at Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute NHS Hospital Trust
4-colour illustrations proposed in line with inspection copy comments and reviews
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