Ambulatory Surgical Nursing Core Curriculum

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Overview

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: 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.
S. Agodoa
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. This book provides a comprehensive resource guide for nurses working in the ambulatory setting who wish to seek certification. 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. 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. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721665221
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/2/1998
  • Pages: 810

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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