Caring for the Perioperative Patient. 2nd Edition. Essential Clinical Skills

  • ID: 2222722
  • Book
  • 438 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Caring for patients requiring surgery presents unique challenges. This new and updated edition ofCaring for the Perioperative Patient identifies the essential skills and knowledge required by all Perioperative practitioners in order to care effectively for their patients.

It explores the influence of anaesthesia and surgery on patient physiology and the pharmacology of Perioperative drugs, addresses essential anaesthetic, surgical and recovery skills and the management of Perioperative equipment, and examines communication, risks and pre–operative assessment.

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Foreword by Mary MooreAssociate Director, National Orthopaedic Project, Department of Health, London



Section 1 Core Issues

1 Perioperative homeostasis (Paul Wicker).

2 Managing perioperative equipment (Joy O Neill).

3 Perioperative pharmacology (Paul Wicker and Africa Bocos).

4 Perioperative communication (Joy O Neill).

5 Managing perioperative risks (Joy O Neill).

Section 2 Perioperative Practice

6 A route to enhanced competence in perioperative care (Paul Wicker and Jill Ferbrache).

7 Preoperative preparation of perioperative patients (Paul Wicker).

8 Patient care during anaesthesia (Joy O Neill).

9 Patient care during surgery (Paul Wicker and Adele Nightingale).

10 Patient care during recovery (Paul Wicker and Felicia Cox).


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Paul Wicker is Programme Leader of the Diploma in Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool

Joy O′Neill is Training and Development Co–ordinator in the Theatre Department at Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute NHS Hospital Trust

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