A Nursing ApproachBy
- Debbie Hodge, RGN, BSc, RCNT, DipN, PGDE, RNT, Principal Lecturer, Department of Post-Registration Nursing, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
This book covers all aspects of day surgery from a nurses viewpoint. Content addresses technical aspects of care as well as patient selection, assessment and screening, ethical and legal implications, management of resources, and quality assurance. Nurses working in day surgery units will find it an indispensable guide to current practice.
Paperback, 260 Pages
Published: December 1998
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Introduction. Patient Selection. Patient Assessment. Preparation for Procedures. Operating Room Practice. Endoscopy Practice. Specialist Procedures. Technological Advances. Pharmacological Advances. Framework for Care in Day Surgery. Caring for the Patient as an Individual. Procedures Undertaken in Day Surgery. Specific Care Groups. Scope of Accountability, Responsibility and Professional Practice. Legal Issues. Case Law Examples. Researach Methods. Critique the Research. Generating Research in Day Surgery. Management Issues. Quality Assurance. Education. Conclusion.