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Caring for the Perioperative Patient, 2nd Edition

Caring for the Perioperative Patient, 2nd Edition

Paul Wicker, Joy O'Neill

ISBN: 978-1-405-18850-0

May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

438 pages

In Stock

$39.99

Description

Caring for the Perioperative Patient is a practical, evidence-based and innovative book that identifies and discusses the essential core skills and knowledge required by perioperative practitioners to care for their patients.  Divided into two sections, the first explores core perioperative issues, such as pharmacology, communication, homeostasis, and equipment.  The second part of the book looks at more specific perioperative practice issues, including enhanced competence, patient preparation, and care of the patient during anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery. 

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
Foreword by Mary Moore Associate Director, National Orthopaedic Project, Department of Health, London

Preface

Acknowledgements

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).

Index

General updates throughout in line with government guidelines as this is an area that changes rapidly (for example- preoperative drug regimes – some changes because of increased use of total IV anaesthesia)
4-colour illustrations proposed in line with inspection copy comments and reviews
Updated references
  • 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