Section I: Principles of Surgical Nursing. Surgery and Surgical Nursing. Preoperative Care. Intraoperative Care. Postoperative Care. Fluids and Electrolytes in Surgery. Nutrition and Surgical Care. Pain. Infection Control. Wounds and Wound Care. Day Surgery. Minimal Access Surgery. Section II: Nursing Care and Management. Breast Surgery. Thyroid Surgery. Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas and Spleen. Surgery of the Urinary System. Hernias, Amputations and Other Conditions in General Surgery. Index.