Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Caring for the Perioperative Patient

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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

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Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 124 x 184 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1405188502
  • 9781405188500
  • 301,002

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'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

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

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About Paul Wicker

Paul Wicker is Programme Leader of the Diploma in Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool Joy O'Neill is Training and Development Co-ordinator in the Theatre Department at Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute NHS Hospital Trust

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