Key Features

  • Discusses all types of surgery so will be applicable to nurse working in all settings where they will encounter patients recovering from surgery
  • The nursing care is underpinned by the relevant research findings to ensure evidence-based practice
  • Focuses on nursing role and so is relevant to readers' needs
  • Relevant A&P and relevant pathophysiology are covered to aid understanding of the common disorders that require surgical intervention
  • Learning objectives assist study
  • Use of care plans and case studies help relate theory to practice
  • Boxes highlight key points and examples to aid study
  • A full glossary of key terms aids comprehension
  • Summaries of key points aid revision

Table of Contents

Section 1: The basis of surgical care
Preoperative assessment. Perioperative care. Day surgery. Wound healing in the surgical patient . Nutrition and the surgical patient. Altered body image and the surgical patient . Concepts of pain and the surgical patient. Discharge planning following surgery.

Section II : Nursing care for specific surgical procedures
Patients requiring neurosurgery. Patients requiring ophthalmic surgery. Patients requiring surgery to the ear, nose and throat Patients requiring thyroid surgery. Care of the patient requiring cardiac interventions and surgery . Care of the patient requiring thoracic surgery. Patients requiring gastrointestinal /colorectal surgery. Patients requiring surgery on the renal and urinary tract. Patients requiring surgery on the male reproductive system. Patients requiring gynaecological surgery . Patients requiring breast surgery. Care of patients requiring vascular surgery. Patients requiring orthopaedic surgery. Patients requiring plastic surgery.



© 2006
Bailièrre Tindall
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About the editor

Rosie Pudner

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St. George's, University of London, UK