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This updated new edition is skills-focused and uses examples of techniques or procedures to illustrate how skills can be applied in perioperative practice. It is essential reading for nurses or operating department practitioners (ODPs) who perform scrub, circulating, anaesthetic and recovery roles whilst caring for perioperative patients, as well as nursing and ODP students working in perioperative care.
Section 1 Core Issues
1 Perioperative homeostasis Paul Wicker.
2 Managing perioperative equipment Joy O’Neill.
3 Perioperative pharmacology Paul Wicker and Africa Bocos.
4 Perioperative communication Joy O’Neill.
5 Managing perioperative risks Joy O’Neill.
Section 2 Perioperative Practice
6 A route to enhanced competence in perioperative care Paul Wicker and Jill Ferbrache.
7 Preoperative preparation of perioperative patients Paul Wicker.
8 Patient care during anaesthesia Joy O’Neill.
9 Patient care during surgery Paul Wicker and Adele Nightingale.
10 Patient care during recovery Paul Wicker and Felicia Cox.