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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; For more than 65 years, Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery has been a trusted source for detailed information on perioperative nursing. Well-known author and educator Jane C. Rothrock sets up a solid foundation for practice, and offers step-by-step instructions for over 400 surgical interventions as well as many minimally invasive surgical procedures, all backed by the latest research. More than 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos depict procedures and methods, as well as surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This edition adds Rapid Response Team boxes with suggested interventions, plus coverage of new trends in patient and staff safety, the increase in interventional radiology, and the growth of outpatient ambulatory surgery. Alexander's gives you the tools you need to provide safe, cost-effective, high-quality patient care.

Book, 1312 Pages

Published: June 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09513-6


  • Unit 1: Foundations for Practice

    1. Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing

    2. Patient Safety and Risk Management  NEW!

    3. Infection Prevention and Control in the Perioperative Setting

    4. Anesthesia

    5. Positioning the Patient for Surgery

    6. Sutures, Needles, and Instruments

    7. Surgical Modalities

    8. Wound Healing, Dressings, and Drains

    9. Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management

    Unit 2: Surgical Interventions

    10. Gastrointestinal Surgery

    11. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen

    12. Repair of Hernias

    13. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery

    14. Genitourinary Surgery

    15. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

    16. Breast Surgery

    17. Ophthalmic Surgery

    18. Otorhinolarygologic Surgery

    19. Orthopedic Surgery

    20. Neurosurgery

    21. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    22. Thoracic Surgery

    23. Vascular Surgery

    24. Cardiac Surgery

    Unit 3: Special Considerations

    25. Pediatric Surgery

    26. Geriatric Surgery

    27. Trauma Surgery

    28. Interventional Radiology  NEW!

    29. Integrated Health Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    30. Workplace Issues and Staff Safety  NEW!


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