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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: S. Agodoa, RN, MSN (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda)
Description: This book, written in outline format, offers a clear, concise reference for perianesthesia nurses preparing for the CAPA certification. The editor has utilized the expertise of over two dozen noted experts to thoroughly explore the content.
Purpose: This book provides a comprehensive resource guide for nurses working in the ambulatory setting who wish to seek certification.
Audience: It is directed to those perianesthesia nurses seeking a study guide in preparation for the CAPA examination. It is also useful for nurses orienting to ambulatory surgery areas.
Features: Each chapter opens with clear objectives and ends with excellent review questions to assist with self-assessment. In addition, each chapter has a comprehensive bibliography that will stimulate further study. Charts and graphics disbursed throughout the chapters are based on known orientation tools.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource and covers the domains of the CAPA requirements for certification. It is a concise text that thoroughly explores the major areas and issues of ambulatory care surgery. Endorsed by the American Society of Peri-Anestheisa Nurses and written by experts, this is an outstanding source of information for perianesthesia nurses.