Theatre Routine

Theatre Routine

Modern Practical Nursing Series

2nd Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Morag H. Campbell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142197

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Modern Practical Nursing Series, Volume 2: Theatre Routine provides information pertinent to the tasks of a nurse. This book discusses the various qualities and the basic nursing skills that are required of a nurse. Organized into 42 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the general fundamental nursing skills and how to apply them. This text then stimulates thought about nursing in different hospital situations. Other chapters consider the various methods of sterilization and the method of cleaning each piece of equipment and each instrument in operation. This book discusses as well the responsibilities of scrub nurse both to surgeon and patient. The final chapter deals with the operative procedure that scrub nurse and personnel should follow before proceeding with operation. This book is a valuable resource for nurses.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Operating Theatre Nursing

    Chapter 2 Why are Operations Performed in an Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 3 Where are the Various Rooms in the Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 4 What is Worn in the Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 5 What is the Basic Furniture in the Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 6 How is the Theatre and the Theatre Equipment Cleaned Prior to Operation?

    Chapter 7 How is a Theatre Prepared for Operation?

    Chapter 8 How are Articles Packed for Sterilisation?

    Chapter 9 What are the Various Methods of Sterilisation?

    Chapter 10 What are the Antistatic Precautions in the Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 11 How is the Patient Received and Cared for in the Operating Theatre?

    Chapter 12 What Happens in the Anaesthetic Room?

    Chapter 13 What are the Most Common Drugs Used in the Anaesthetic Room?

    Chapter 14 What is the Nursing Care of the Patient Having a Local Anaesthetic?

    Chapter 15 How Does an Operating List Help the Theatre Nurse in her Work?

    Chapter 16 What are the Operations to be Performed?

    Chapter 17 What are Some of the Common Operations?

    Chapter 18 How Does the Operating Table Function?

    Chapter 19 What are the Protective Measures Taken When Positioning the Patient?

    Chapter 20 What are the More Frequent Positions Adopted in the Theatre?

    Chapter 21 How is the Patient's Skin Prepared Before Operation?

    Chapter 22 How is the Patient's Skin Prepared at Operation?

    Chapter 23 How is the Patient Draped at Operation?

    Chapter 24 What are the Common Incisions?

    Chapter 25 How Does the Theatre Nurse Work the Diathermy Machine?

    Chapter 26 How are the Packets Opened by the Circulating Nurse?

    Chapter 27 How is the Swab, Instrument, and Needle Count Conducted?

    Chapter 28 How are Specimens Cared for by the Theatre Nurse?

    Chapter 29 What are Some of the Duties of the Circulating Nurse?

    Chapter 30 What Kind of Catheters are used in Surgery?

    Chapter 31 How Does the Nurse Care for and Know the Instruments in the Theatre?

    Chapter 32 What are the Various Instruments Used in the Theatre?

    Chapter 33 What are the Various Endoscopes?

    Chapter 34 What are Some of the Drains Used in Surgery?

    Chapter 35 What are the Various Dressings Applied in the Theatre?

    Chapter 36 What are the Various Kinds of Suture Material?

    Chapter 37 How are the Wounds Stitched?

    Chapter 38 What Type of Needles are Used?

    Chapter 39 What is the Procedure for Dealing with an Infected Operation?

    Chapter 40 How Does the Scrub Nurse Prepare Herself?

    Chapter 41 How Does the Scrub Nurse Assist the Surgeon?

    Chapter 42 How Does the Theatre Nurse Care for the Patient After an Anaesthetic?

Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142197

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Morag H. Campbell

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