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A Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Nurses

A Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Nurses

Colin Yates (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-05156-4 May 2000 Wiley-Blackwell 308 Pages


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This handbook details the nursing care of patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery. It deals with diseases, disorders and injuries of the mouth, jaw and face and provides information on the full spectrum of patient care from pre-admission to discharge planning.

It is jointly written by nurses and consultants in the area of maxillofacial surgery, and combines elements of nursing care with medical and surgical information. It provides an attractive alternative to the heavier medical tomes that nurses have come to rely upon.

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Out-patient Department 5
P. Daymond

Chapter 2 Pre-assessment 17
P. Edwards

Chapter 3 31 The Ward and Day Unit
M. Russell

Chapter 4 Operating Theatre 51
M. Slater

Chapter 5 Dentoalveolar Surgery 69
T.J. Storrs and C. Yates

Chapter 6 Benign Soft Tissue Lesions 103
G. Pel1 and C. Yates

Chapter 7 Surgery for Jaw Deformity 125
P. Cove

Chapter 8 Salivary Glands 143
C. Yates

Chapter 9 Maxillofacial Trauma 159
G.D.D. Roberts and C. Roberts

Chapter 10 The Temporomandibular Joint 189
R.P. Juniper

Chapter 11

Part I Malignancy of the Maxillofacial Region 213
P.J. Leopard

Part II Skin Cancer 231
M. Telfer

Part 111 The Role of the Head and Neck Nurse Specialist 249
L. Knighton

Chapter 12 Pre-prosthetic Surgery 255
G.T. Cheney

Chapter 13 Cleft Lip and Palate 273
G. Pell

Suggested further reading 285

Index 287

“[the book] is well illustrated and…on that basis alone, the book would be useful for dental nurses working in an Oral & Maxillo Facial Unit.”
The British Dental Nurses’ Journal
* a concise handbook with illustrations and examples throughout
* includes information sheets for patients covering pre and post operative care
* covers all aspects of out-patient, ward and operating theatre nursing care