Caring for the Perioperative Patient
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.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 122 x 182 x 22mm | 439.99g
- 31 Mar 2006
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Chicester, United Kingdom
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
'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
About Paul Wicker
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.