Ambulatory Surgical Nursing Core Curriculumby ASPAN, American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses, American Society of Perianesthesia Nurse
Pub. Date: 12/02/1998
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Leading ambulatory surgical nurses offer the basic content needed to prepare for the CAPA certification exam. A user-friendly outline and question-and-answer format make review easier. Question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter include rationales and aid in immediate self-assessment and review. See more details below
Leading ambulatory surgical nurses offer the basic content needed to prepare for the CAPA certification exam. A user-friendly outline and question-and-answer format make review easier. Question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter include rationales and aid in immediate self-assessment and review.
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Table of Contents
SECTION I: THE PROFESSION OF AMBULATORY SURGICAL NURSING. Evolution of Ambulatory Surgery. Implementation of Nursing Standards. Nursing Research. Legal and Ethical Issues. SECTION II: BASIC COMPETENCIES OF AMBULATORY SURGICAL NURSING. Nursing Process. Critical/Clinical Paths. Preoperative Patient Assessment and Preparation. Postoperative Patient Assessment and Discharge Criteria. Patient and FamilyEducation. Environmental and Equipment Management. Cardiopulmonary Care and Emergency Support. Pre-existing Medical Conditions. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Hematologic Considerations. SECTION III: LIFESPAN CONSIDERATIONS. Human Growth and Development. The Pediatric Patient. The Adolescent Patient. The Adult Patient. The Elderly Patient. The Physically and Mentally Challenged Patient. Home Support Network. SECTION IV: ANESTHESIA REVIEW. Anesthetic Agents. Malignant Hyperthermia. Pain Management. Anesthetic Complications. SECTION V: GENERAL AND ABDOMINAL-THORACIC SURGERIES. General Surgery. Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgeries. Cardiovascular Surgery. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery. Genitourinary Surgery. SECTION VI: OTHER SURGICAL SPECIALTIES. Dental/Oral Surgery. Neurosurgery/Neurologic Procedures. Ophthalmologic Procedures. Orthopedic Surgery. Otorinolaryngologic Surgery. Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery. Podiatric Surgery. Special Procedures.SECTION VII: MANAGEMENT. Policies and Procedures. Quality Improvement. Personnel Selection, Management, and Staff Development. Collaboration and Conflict Management. Test Taking Techniques. Transcultural Issues.
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