A Textbook of Perioperative Care - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443072857, 9780702039843

A Textbook of Perioperative Care

1st Edition

Editors: Kate Woodhead Paul Wicker
Authors: Kate Woodhead Paul Wicker
Paperback ISBN: 9780443072857
eBook ISBN: 9780702039843
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 5th May 2005
Page Count: 456

Description

Woodhead and Wicker's new text will be the foremost reference source for all perioperative practitioners. The content mirrors the dynamics of modern perioperative practice by focusing on surgical interventions in all the environments in which it is currently practised, including A&E departments, general practice clinics, intensive care units, and at the site of serious accidents. Theatre practice is becoming increasingly specialist; this book does not attempt to to reflect the needs of all specialties, but instead concentrates on the principles of practice, applicable to any setting and any specialty. It has a very practical focus - it aims to be the book that nurses and ODPs reach for in order to answer their practical questions - but is not be procedure-driven. Instead, it sets out the principles of perioperative practice, from which practitioners will be able to develop their own practice techniques.

Key Features

  • Reflects principles of practice, applicable to any perioperative environment
  • Strong practical focus
  • Edited by two of the biggest 'names' in the international perioperative nursing sphere, with contributions from other well-known and authoritative sources
  • Excellent opportunities to develop links with the National Association of Theatre Nurses and the European Operating Room Association
  • The team of contributors are experienced practitioners working directly with perioperative patients or in perioperative education
  • An original model for ethical practice is proposed: the Reid model is the first such ethical model to be proposed for the perioperative environment
  • Includes one of the only chapters in any perioperative book which specifically focuses on the care of the elderly.
  • The research chapter encourages the use of evidence based practice and the development of perioperative research
  • The unique chapter on care of the mentally ill will support practitioners who are not qualified in psychiatry to care for mentally ill patients. This is an area where there is a great information deficit

Table of Contents

Accountability and professional practice. Ethical dimensions of perioperative practice. Risk management.Leadership and teamwork. Assuring quality services. Information management. Infection control principles.Decontamination of re-usable medical devices. Research and development. Patient assessment. Care of the patient undergoing anaesthesia. Care of the patient undergoing surgery.Care of the post-anaesthetic patient. Day surgery. Surgery in the community. Surgery in specialised settings. Emergency surgery. Care of children and adolescents.Care of obstetric patients. Care of the elderly in theatre .Care of patients with serious or multi-systemdisease. Care of patients who have highly infections disease.Care of patients who are immunocompromised. Care of patients with mental health needs. Care of patients undergoing transplantation.

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702039843
eBook ISBN:
9780702063770
Paperback ISBN:
9780443072857

About the Editor

Kate Woodhead

RGN, PgDMS

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Operating Theatre Consultant, President, International Federation of Perioperative Nurses; Past Chairman, National Association of Perioperative Nurses

Paul Wicker

Affiliations and Expertise

Programme Leader, Operating Department Practice, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool; Past Editor of the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing; Past Chairman, Editorial Board, National Association of Theatre Nurses; External Examiner, University of Teeside, UK

About the Author

Kate Woodhead

RGN, PgDMS

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Operating Theatre Consultant, President, International Federation of Perioperative Nurses; Past Chairman, National Association of Perioperative Nurses

Paul Wicker

Affiliations and Expertise

Programme Leader, Operating Department Practice, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool; Past Editor of the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing; Past Chairman, Editorial Board, National Association of Theatre Nurses; External Examiner, University of Teeside, UK