Caring for the Perioperative Patient / Edition 2

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Caring for the Perioperative Patient is a practical, evidence-based and innovative book that identifies and discusses the essential core skills and knowledge required by perioperative practitioners to care for their patients. Divided into two sections, the first explores core perioperative issues, such as pharmacology, communication, homeostasis, and equipment. The second part of the book looks at more specific perioperative practice issues, including enhanced competence, patient preparation, and care of the patient during anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery.

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.

  • New edition of a successful text for perioperative practitioners and students
  • Emphasises holistic patient centred care
  • Focused on key skills and knowledge required by practitioners
  • Explores the evidence-base for safe and effective practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405188500
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Essential Clinical Skills Series, #4
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Wicker is Programme Leader of the Diploma in Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool

Joy O'Neill is Training and Development Co-ordinator in the Theatre Department at Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute NHS Hospital Trust

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mary Moore Associate Director, National Orthopaedic Project, Department of Health, London



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).


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