Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Paperback Essential Clinical Skills

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 | 438 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 184mm x 24mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405188502
  • ISBN 13: 9781405188500
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 330,286

Product 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

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Author information

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

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

Back cover copy

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.

Table of contents

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