Key Features

  • Detailed coverage presents the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles.
  • A strong focus on the physiological, psychological, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients gives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.
  • Discussions of perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures.
  • In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status helps you learn to develop of a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients.
  • Helpful features such as chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions help you quickly find important information and focus your study time.

Table of Contents

Section One: Fundamentals of Theory and Practice

1: Perioperative Education

2. Foundations of Perioperative Patient Care Standards

3. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues

Section Two: The Perioperative Patient Care Team

4. The Perioperative Patient Care Team and Professional Credentialing

5. The Surgical First Assistant

6. Administration of Perioperative Patient Care Services

Section Three: The Patient as a Unique Individual

7. The Patient: The Reason for Your Existence

8. Perioperative Pediatrics

9. Perioperative Geriatrics

Section Four: The Perioperative Environment

10. Physical Facilities

11. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Alternative Surgical Locations

12. Care of the Perioperative Environment

13. Potential Sources of Injury to the Caregiver and the Patient

Section Five: Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique

14. Surgical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Therapy

15. Principles of Asepsis and Sterile Techniques

16. Appropriate Attire, Surgical Hand Hygiene, and Gowning and Gloving

17. Decontamination and Disinfection

18. Sterilization

Section Six: Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment

19. Surgical Instrumentation

20. Specialized Surgical Equipment

Section Seven: Preoperative Patient Care

21. Preoperative Preparation of the Patient

22. Diagnostics, Specimens, and Oncologic Considerations

Section Eight: Pharmacology and Anesthesia

23. Surgical Pharmacology

24. Anesthesia: Techniques and Agents

Section Nine: Intraoperative Patient Care

25. Coordinated Roles of the Scrub Person and the Circulating Nurse

26. Positioning, Prepping, and

Details

No. of pages:
1056
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323073585
Electronic ISBN:
9780323266185