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