Surgical Nursing

Advancing Practice

By

  • Kim Manley, Lecturer/Practitioner, Institute of Advanced Nursing Education, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK
  • Loretta Bellman, Lecturer, Institute of Advanced Nursing Education, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Comprehensive coverage of the field's fastest growing specialty - surgical nursing! Examines the current issues and ethical questions affecting the field and explores adult surgical procedures in a wide variety of settings - not just the hospital.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2000
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05421-1


Table of Contents

Introduction PART 1 the SURGICAL NURSE & The NATURE of SURGICAL NURSING: the Role of the Surgical Nurse and Knowledge for Practice. The Surgical Nurse as Independent & Collaborative Practitioner. The Surgical Nurse as Teach & Health Promoter. Ethical & Legal Aspects of Nursing Surgical Patients. Support for the Surgical Nurse & supportingOthers. Clinical Career Structure/Opportunities for Nurses Caring for Surgical Patients. PART 2 the PERSON UNDERGOING SURGERY: thePerson as a Holistic Being. Physiological Implications of Surgery. Psychological Implications of Surgery. Socio-Cultural Implications for Surgery. The Patient/Client at Different Life Stages in the Surgical Setting PART 3 the ENVIRONMENT for SURGERY: theChanging Setting for Surgery. Principles of Infection Control /The Hospital Environment. The Pre-Admission Clinic. The High Dependency Unit. The Health Centre Environment PART 4 HEALTH OUTCOMES of SURGERY: Health Outcomes of Surgery. Clinical Indicators & Outcomes in Surgery PART 5 KEY CONCEPTS WHEN CARING for PATIENTS UNDERGOING SURGERY: Principlesof Preparing Patients/Clients for Surgery. Principles of Intr-Operative Care. Principles of Post-Operative Care. Maintaining Effective Breathing. Pain Control. Managing Nausea & Vomiting. Maintaining Adequate Circulation. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance. Maintaining Optimum Nutrition. Wound Drainage, Health & Management