Part one addresses principles of surgical care for all patients undergoing surgery including pre–operative assessment and preparation, the peri–operative period and post–operative recovery, post–operative pain management and psychosocial aspects of surgery which underpin the knowledge and rationale for practice. Part two considers specific surgical conditions and interventions, organised according to surgical specialities. Each chapter considers the underlying patho–physiology, investigation and diagnosis, assessment, monitoring and management of common acute surgical conditions within that specialty.
1. Pre–Operative assessment and preparation.
2. The Peri–Operative Phase.
3. Post–Operative Recovery.
4. Post–Operative Pain Management.
5. Psychosocial Aspects of Surgery.
PART 2: SURGICAL SPECIALITIES.
6. Head and Neck Surgery.
7. Vascular Surgery.
8. Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.
9. Surgery of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.
10. Urological Surgery.
11. Women s Health.
12. Orthopaedic Surgery.
13. Identifying and Managing Life–Threatening Situations.
14. Self–Test Answers