For more than 60 years, Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery has been an essential resource for perioperative nursing care. The detailed instruction in this thirteenth edition continues in the tradition of providing explanations of more than 400 contemporary and traditional specialty surgical interventions and numerous minimally invasive surgical procedures. In addition, a Special Considerations unit includes separate chapters for ambulatory, pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgeries, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
You'll find nearly 1000 full-color illustrations and photos to help you become familiar with surgical anatomy, procedures, methods, and equipment coupled with the latest trends and practices including patient and family education and safety-including the most recent JCAHO initiatives and updated OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety. Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery provides you with all of the information you need to deliver safe, cost-effective, high-quality patient care.