Perioperative Nursing Core Curriculum / Edition 1

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Effective both as an introductory guide for nurses new to the discipline, and as a review for experienced perioperative nurses, this one-of-a-kind core reference presents the required knowledge and clinical skills for perioperative nursing. It identifies AORN Standards and Recommended Practices as they relate to specific subjects within the specialty. The book discusses historical, technical, and professional aspects of perioperative nursing, as well as educational issues. Plus, each chapter features 2 practice scenarios that demonstrate how the concepts apply to specific patient situations. Individual chapters cover asepsis, environmental safety, sterilization, care planning, wound closure, positioning, anesthesia, professional development, and training new perioperative nurses. In addition, readers will find controversy boxes that present opposing viewpoints on critical subjects as well as boxes and tables that highlight key information.

"...31 authorities, chosen by the Association of Operating Room Nurses, provide a review of the knowledge and skills needed for perioperative nursing...ideal preparatory tool for AORN certification."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721651972
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History of Surgery and Perioperative Nursing 1
Ch. 2 Professional Perioperative Nursing Development 23
Practice Scenario 1 47
Practice Scenario 2 49
Ch. 3 Asepsis: Protecting the Patient, Personnel, and Environment 51
Practice Scenario 1 86
Practice Scenario 2 88
Ch. 4 Sterilization/Disinfection: Equipment and Instruments 91
Practice Scenario 1 140
Practice Scenario 2 142
Ch. 5 Environmental Safety in the Surgical Suite 143
Practice Scenario 1 182
Practice Scenario 2 184
Ch. 6 Planning Perioperative Patient Care 187
Practice Scenario 1 207
Practice Scenario 2 209
Ch. 7 Anesthesia and Perioperative Nursing Care 211
Practice Scenario 1 248
Practice Scenario 2 250
Ch. 8 Surgical Patient Intraoperative Positioning 253
Practice Scenario 1 292
Practice Scenario 2 294
Ch. 9 Surgical Wound Management 297
Practice Scenario 1 345
Practice Scenario 2 347
Ch. 10 Perioperative Clinical Education 349
Glossary 365
Index 371
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