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A Textbook of Perioperative Care

  • ID: 3685053
  • Book
  • May 2005
  • Elsevier Health Science
Woodhead and Wicker's new text will be the foremost reference source for all perioperative practitioners. This new text is unique in its approach to focus on the principles of perioperative care in a wide variety of different surgical environments. Surgery for patients has changed dramatically over the last few years and a text such as this is needed for students and practitioners in this specialised environment. The content mirrors the dynamics of modern perioperative practice by focusing on surgical interventions in all the environments in which it is currently practised, including A&E departments, general practice clinics, intensive care units, and at the site of serious accidents.- Reflects principles of practice, applicable to any perioperative environment- Strong practical focus- Edited by two of the biggest 'names' in the international perioperative nursing sphere, with contributions from other well-known and authoritative sources- Excellent opportunities to develop links with the National Association of Theatre Nurses and the European Operating Room Association- The team of contributors are experienced practitioners working directly with perioperative patients or in perioperative education- An original model for ethical practice is proposed: the Reid model is the first such ethical model to be proposed for the perioperative environment- Includes one of the only chapters in any perioperative book which specifically focuses on the care of the elderly.- The research chapter encourages the use of evidence based practice and the development of perioperative research- The unique chapter on care of the mentally ill will support practitioners who are not qualified in psychiatry to care for mentally ill patients. This is an area where there is a great information deficit- Key points listed for each chapter- Sections have been completely revised from previous edition - key subject areas now stand-alone chapters rather than sections within much larger chapters - creates ease of access for user- Change of editorship- Recognises the diversity of perioperative environments much more explicitly than previous edition

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Accountability and professional practice. Ethical dimensions of perioperative practice. Risk management.Leadership and teamwork. Assuring quality services. Information management. Infection control principles.Decontamination of re-usable medical devices. Research and development. Patient assessment. Care of the patient undergoing anaesthesia. Care of the patient undergoing surgery.Care of the post-anaesthetic patient. Day surgery. Surgery in the community. Surgery in specialised settings. Emergency surgery. Care of children and adolescents.Care of obstetric patients. Care of the elderly in theatre .Care of patients with serious or multi-systemdisease. Care of patients who have highly infections disease.Care of patients who are immunocompromised. Care of patients with mental health needs. Care of patients undergoing transplantation.
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Kate Woodhead Independent Operating Theatre Consultant, President, International Federation of Perioperative Nurses; Past Chairman, National Association of Perioperative Nurses.

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Paul Wicker Programme Leader, Operating Department Practice, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool; Past Editor of the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing; Past Chairman, Editorial Board, National Association of Theatre Nurses; External Examiner, University of Teeside, UK.
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