Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Caring for the Perioperative Patient


By (author) Paul Wicker, By (author) Joy O'Neill

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 182mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 140512802X
  • ISBN 13: 9781405128025
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 496,213

Product description

Caring for patients requiring surgery presents unique challenges. "Caring for the Perioperative Patient" identifies the essential skills and knowledge required by all perioperative practitioners in order to care effectively for their patients. "Caring for the Perioperative Patient" explores the influence of anaesthesia and surgery on patient physiology and the pharmacology of perioperative drugs, addresses essential anaesthetic, surgical and recovery skills, the management of perioperative equipment, and examines communication, risks and pre-operative assessment.

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Author information

Paul Wicker is Programme leader, Operating department practice education, Edge Hill College of Higher Education and former Editor of the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing. Joy O'Neill is Training and Development Co-ordinator Theatre, Royal Oldham Hospital and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Salford.

Review quote

'a comprehensive book looking at the perioperative area; it is small in size and so can be easily carried around and referred to.' British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing 'I liked this text for its simplicity and would recommend it to student nurses, trainee ODPs and staff new to the perioperative environment.' British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing "Practical, clinically based and well referenced, this pocket guide serves as a quick reference for learners in theatres and staff on the wards." Nursing Standard

Table of contents

Section 1. Core issues.Ch 1. Perioperative homeostasis.Ch 2. Managing perioperative equipment.Ch 3. Perioperative pharmacology.Ch 4. Perioperative communication.Ch 5. Managing Perioperative risks.Section 2. Perioperative Care.Ch 6. Preoperative Assessment of Perioperative Patients.Ch 7. Anaesthetic Skills.Ch 8. Surgical Skills.Ch 9. Recovery Skills