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PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum: Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing
     

PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum: Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing

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by ASPAN, Donna M. DeFazio Quinn, Lois Schick
 

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Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), this all-in-one reference includes all of the vital information you need to succeed on the CAPA and CPAN certification exams and excel in practice. Coverage of both in-hospital and ambulatory care makes PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition the perfect text for any care setting.

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Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), this all-in-one reference includes all of the vital information you need to succeed on the CAPA and CPAN certification exams and excel in practice. Coverage of both in-hospital and ambulatory care makes PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition the perfect text for any care setting. Plus, new chapters on bariatric care and postoperative and postdischarge nausea and vomiting and the newest guidelines in all key clinical areas keep you up to date with the latest advances and concerns in the field.

  • Authored by ASPAN -- the ultimate authority on scope of practice, competency, and patient care in perianesthesia nursing -- for the most reliable content available.
  • Combined perianesthesia nursing and ambulatory surgical nursing core curriculum focuses on the full scope of perianesthesia nursing regardless of the setting, making it an ideal resource for in-hospital and ambulatory practice.
  • An entire section on life span considerations addresses basic human growth and development changes for each major age group to prepare you to treat patients of any age.
  • Competency of Preoperative Assessment and Core Competencies of PACU Nursing provide the thorough coverage you need to prepare for and pass the CAPA and CPAN exams.
  • A section on surgical specialties includes detailed information for each specialty area including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, operative procedures, postanesthesia priorities, extended observation, and potential complications including anesthesia and pain management.
  • Appendixes on certification and test-taking strategies provide outstanding tools to prepare for success on the perianesthesia certification exams.
  • Expert editors Lois Schick and Pamela Windle share their years of experience in the field and as former Presidents of ASPAN to provide current, clinically-applicable perianesthesia patient care information.
  • Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting chapter helps you identify patients more likely to be at risk for nausea and vomiting, take preventive measures, and provide proper care.
  • Bariatric Care covers screening, pre-procedure, and post-procedure care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery and prepares you for the special challenges and concerns associated with this patient population.
  • Updated 2008-2010 Standards on all perianesthesia topics have been implemented throughout to ensure you have the latest content to study for both the CAPA and CPAN exams and provide the best, most cutting-edge patient care possible.
  • Increased coverage of ambulatory care integrated into each surgical care chapter includes vital information on assessing, caring for, and educating patients of outpatient procedures before sending them home.
  • The Care and Surgical chapters have been combined to make it easy to find the relevant care information for each surgical procedure by specialty.

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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC(Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This review globally encompasses perianesthesia nursing and is a resource for nurses preparing to take one of the professional certification examinations. The second edition is essential since the state of the art of nursing is constantly evolving.
Purpose: The purpose is to present perianesthesia knowledge essential to practice in both hospital-based and freestanding settings. The goal is to positively impact quality patient care by assisting nurses with the essential specialty competencies. The authors have defined clear and valuable objectives which they achieve in this book.
Audience: This is an excellent resource for nurses preparing for one of the professional certification examinations, such as CPAN or CAPA. It is a valuable study guide for nurses new to the perianesthesia setting. Additionally, it could be used to structure an orientation program for nurses entering this specialty. The authors and contributors are experienced in this specialty area.
Features: The book is well organized in an outline format for use as a study tool, although it is not to be used as a comprehensive study guide. Its seven sections focus on addressing the nursing competencies. This resource is intended to help readers identify areas that may need reinforcement or further understanding.
Assessment: This is a wonderful updated resource that will assist nurses in providing the highest quality of care. It has a broad audience, since this type of nursing is now practiced in a variety of settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455710591
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/27/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1488
File size:
16 MB
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