ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames. ABC Series

  • ID: 2222492
  • Book
  • 88 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Surgical patients are increasingly undergoing operative procedures that require complex post–operative care followed by prolonged rehabilitation in the community, and few leave surgery without a wound, tube, line or drain. The care of these surgical adjuncts is undertaken either in hospital by ward staff or away from the hospital in the community, where GPs and practice nurses are expected to take over the day–to–day management of this care.

The ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames is a practical guide that provides a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment and management of surgical wounds, tubes, drains, lines and stomas from the operating theatre to the Critical Care unit and from the ward into the community. It highlights common pitfalls and includes trouble shooting sections that provide an understanding of the issues at all stages of post–operative care.

This new ABC is an invaluable resource for all GPs, practice nurses, surgical nurses, junior doctors, and community paramedics.

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Contributors vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 The Complex Abdomen 1Tracy R. Bilski Brian Rowlands and Adam Brooks

2 Surgical Airways 6Andrew Taylor

3 The Chest 12Ben Davies

4 Lines 19Adam Wolverson

5 Pain 26Trudy Towell and Jonathan Mole

6 Feeding 34Gabriel Rodrigues Joy Field and Dileep Lobo

7 Surgical Wounds 40Alastair Simpson and Adam Brooks

8 Surgical Drains 44Sherif Awad Alastair Simpson and Adam Brooks

9 Hepatobiliary 49Ian Beckingham Sherif Awad J. Edward Fitzgerald and Adam Brooks

10 Stomas 53Iain Anderson and Amanda Smith

11 Urology 59Gurminder Mann

12 Central Nervous System 64Jerard Ross Dawn Williams and Neil Buxton

13 Frames Pins and Plaster 70Ian Pallister

Index 75

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Adam Brooks
Peter F. Mahoney
Brian Rowlands
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