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Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Third Edition gives new perioperative nurses a head start on achieving perioperative competency and serves as an excellent refresher for the experienced nurse to test his or her knowledge of fundamental operating room practice. With a unique self-learning format, this text includes objectives, course outlines, testing tools, competency checklists. Tests at the end of each chapter identify additional learning needs. The Third Edition features: Revised chapters reflecting new research and information, Patient safety information incorporated throughout the text, and New chapter on worker safety.

Essentials of Perioperative Nursing is user-friendly and allows readers to progress at their own pace in order to function safely and appropriately during any procedure.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Diana Sullivan, RN, MSN, CNOR (Indiana University Medical Center)
Description: This introductory perioperative nursing textbook is the second edition of an early 1960s textbook. It is written in the format of introducing concepts and proceeding to mastery of these concepts to achieve safe perioperative outcomes.
Purpose: It presents information and concepts that are essential to perioperative nursing practice. The author has written the textbook to assist the learner and the educator in organizing and implementing a basic perioperative education program. It continually builds on basic to more complex concepts until all entry-level knowledge and skills are mastered.
Audience: The textbook is intended to be used by the entry-level perioperative nurse and educator. It is also useful to the advanced practitioner desiring to validate or review basic knowledge. It would be a great review book for the practitioner preparing for certification.
Features: The learner objectives, content, post-test, and competency checklist format are the most outstanding features. This format allows for easy duplication for learning purposes and significantly broadens the application of the text in the clinical setting.
Assessment: This much-needed expansion of the first edition will continue to increase in value as a result of the ever-increasing reduction in perioperative educators, A novice practitioner or educator could quickly appear organized and self-directed by using this text. Because today's practice arena is outcome oriented, this text is outcome written. When patient outcomes are not optimally achieved, this text would be a valuable resource in identifying rationale and approaches to enhance patient outcomes.
Diana Sullivan
This introductory perioperative nursing textbook is the second edition of an early 1960s textbook. It is written in the format of introducing concepts and proceeding to mastery of these concepts to achieve safe perioperative outcomes. It presents information and concepts that are essential to perioperative nursing practice. The author has written the textbook to assist the learner and the educator in organizing and implementing a basic perioperative education program. It continually builds on basic to more complex concepts until all entry-level knowledge and skills are mastered. The textbook is intended to be used by the entry-level perioperative nurse and educator. It is also useful to the advanced practitioner desiring to validate or review basic knowledge. It would be a great review book for the practitioner preparing for certification. The learner objectives, content, post-test, and competency checklist format are the most outstanding features. This format allows for easy duplication for learning purposes and significantly broadens the application of the text in the clinical setting. This much-needed expansion of the first edition will continue to increase in value as a result of the ever-increasing reduction in perioperative educators, A novice practitioner or educator could quickly appear organized and self-directed by using this text. Because today's practice arena is outcome oriented, this text is outcome written. When patient outcomes are not optimally achieved, this text would be a valuable resource in identifying rationale and approaches to enhance patient outcomes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834205819
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Perioperative Nursing 1

Ch. 2 Preparing the Patient for Surgery 11

Ch. 3 Prevention of Infection - Preparation of Instruments and Items Used in Surgery: Sterilization and Disinfection 31

Ch. 4 Prevention of Infection - Preparation of Instruments and Items Used in Surgery: Cleaning, Packaging, and Storage 69

Ch. 5 Prevention of Infection - Aseptic Practices: Attire, Scrubbing, Gowning, Gloving, Draping, Propping, Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field, OR Environment, and Sanitation 93

Ch. 6 Prevention of Injury - Positioning the Patient for Surgery 143

Ch. 7 Prevention of Injury - Counts in Surgery 181

Ch. 8 Prevention of Injury - Hemostasis, Tourniquet, and Electrosurgical Equipment 199

Ch. 9 Prevention of Injury - Use and Care of Basic Surgical Instrumentation 229

Ch. 10 Prevention of Injury - Wound Management 251

Ch. 11 Prevention of Injury - Anesthesia and Medication Safety 275

Ch. 12 Workplace Safety 325

Glossary 349

Index 357

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