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: 17th May 2005
Page Count: 456
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Description

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.

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