Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Paperback | August 30, 2009

EditorSuzanne Hughes, Andy Mardell

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The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperativecare and recovery nursing, focussing on the patients' journey before, during and after surgery.Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient caredelivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all steps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section onperioperative emergencies.The book is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualising the Handbook.Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing, operating department practice and pharmacy, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practisingwithin the perioperative environment.

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The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperativecare and recovery nursing, focussing on the p...

Suzanne works as a lecturer in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies at Cardiff University. She is involved in teaching and curriculum development for both pre and post registration nurses. She also acts as a project manager for learning and teaching within the university, where she leads the evaluation strand. Her rese...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199239649

ISBN - 13:9780199239641

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Table of Contents

1. Perioperative practice2. Professional issues in perioperative practice3. Admission of surgical patients4. Pre-assessment of surgical patients5. Patients with pre-existing diseases6. Preparing the patient for theatre7. Principles of anaesthesia8. Essential anaesthetic equipment9. Scientific principles10. Airway management11. Complications associated with anaesthesia12. Specialist anaesthesia13. Decontamination and sterilisation14. Thermoregulation15. Skin preparation16. Operating theatre practice17. Patient positioning for surgery18. Wound management19. Surgical equipment20. Preparation of recovery21. Caring for the post anaesthesia patient22. Perioperative pharmacology23. Pain management24. Perioperative drugs25. Fluid therapy and fluid replacement26. Emergency care