The Complete Recovery Room Book [NOOK Book]

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"This book is brought up-to-date with this fourth edition, and remains the definitive guide to establishing, equipping, staffing, and administering this acute care unit." "New to this edition is material on risk management, administration and quality control; expanded sections on anaesthetic practice and infection prevention; and recent developments in pain control, nausea and vomitting, care of children, pregnancy, and care of the cardiac patient." This book is essential reading for all those involved in post-operative care, particularly ...
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Overview

"This book is brought up-to-date with this fourth edition, and remains the definitive guide to establishing, equipping, staffing, and administering this acute care unit." "New to this edition is material on risk management, administration and quality control; expanded sections on anaesthetic practice and infection prevention; and recent developments in pain control, nausea and vomitting, care of children, pregnancy, and care of the cardiac patient." This book is essential reading for all those involved in post-operative care, particularly recovery room nurses, trainee anaesthetists, and surgeons.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Paula A. Craigo
This second edition provides an overview of postoperative care with an expanded section on physiology and pharmacology. "It aims to provide guidance in postoperative care for those who are trained neither as anesthetists nor postanesthesia nurses, particularly in the isolated hospital, where highly specialized personnel and equipment may not be available. Purposely dogmatic and direct, it does not compare theories or argue different points of view, and it is admirably unpretentious and down-to-earth. "Aimed at physicians and nurses who must care for postoperative patient, its aim is simply to help you save lives. This goal is well realized, placing this book in a unique and useful niche. The authors are Australian clinical anesthesiologists experienced in widely varying medical systems, whose work in the Pacific islands revealed a need for a straightforward guide to management of all types of postsurgical patients. "Simple line drawings are used effectively to clarify and emphasize concepts. Clear tables summarize take-home points. References vary in frequency, being absent entirely in some chapters and numbering more than 30 in others, with most less than 5 years old. If anything, there are more references than expected in this type of clinical guide. The organization of the table of contents is not entirely clear, with some thirty chapters in a relatively short book with no apparent master plan. Topics within chapters are frequently in alphabetical order. "This book provides a distillation of basic hand-on care and clinical wisdom, covering postoperative care from drain care to resuscitation to management of analgesia. It would be useful to anesthesia trainees and nursesnew to postoperative care, and as an overall review for those practitioners venturing into medically underdeveloped areas where usual support personnel may be less available.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive book provides clear guidance on how to manage the postoperative care of surgical patients. The fifth edition of a book that was originally published in 1992, this update includes the most current medications and monitoring techniques for managing postsurgical patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guidebook for practitioners managing the day-to-day problems that occur in recovery rooms. It provides answers to some of the most common recovery room questions and assists with complicated decision making. The author does an excellent job of addressing all of these objectives.
Audience: The audience includes nurses, surgeons, and anesthetists — in other words — basically all clinical providers who care for postsurgical patients. The author has consistently provided an excellent resource for use daily in the recovery room. Each edition has built on the previous one to provide the most current, evidence-based information. The author is a well-established expert in the field.
Features: The book is constructed of standalone chapters focused on specific patient populations or recovery room problems. Each chapter includes the basic science behind the topic, then proceeds with the practical sections. A clear understanding of the pathophysiology and pharmacology makes it easier to understand the clinical disorders and anticipated potential problems.
Assessment: This update is a necessary resource for all recovery room practitioners. It is useful in teaching institutions as well as more rural hospitals. This edition ensures that readers have the most current, evidence-based information available.
From the Publisher

"...the authors are entirely successful; this text is a very simple, basic overview of the immediate postoperative period and is most suitable to areas devoid of modern medical facilities ... The authors are successful in bringing the concept of post-anesthesia care to a country heretofore unfamiliar with this vital subject."--Elizabeth Behringer, University of Pennsylvania


3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191644146
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 2/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Anthea Hatfield is an Honorary Life Member of the Pacific Island Society of Anaesthetists. Michael Tronson was previously Director of Anaesthesia at Prince Harry's Hospital, Melbourne, and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. He was previously a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, with over 20 years' experience in medical and paramedical training. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Pacific Island Society of Anaesthetists.

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Table of Contents

20 Golden Rules

1 Recovery room routines 1

2 Recovery room procedures 29

3 Monitoring and equipment 41

4 Pain 65

5 Postoperative pain 75

6 Analgesics 85

7 Postoperative nausea and vomiting 117

8 Regional analgesia 133

9 Special problems 153

10 Pharmacology 177

11 Mothers and babies 191

12 Paediatrics 205

13 The elderly patient 233

14 Respiratory physiology 243

15 The respiratory system 255

16 Cardiovascular physiology 285

17 Cardiovascular disease 299

18 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 339

19 Shock 347

20 Crisis management 353

21 The kidney 365

22 Fluid balance 383

23 Metabolism 399

24 Chronic disorders 431

25 The bleeding patient 453

26 Surgical issues 491

27 Infection control 519

28 Design of recovery room 537

29 Working with people 559

30 Working with facts 583

App. 1 Trolley set-ups 591

App. 2 Infusions 597

Glossary 601

Abbreviations 639

Useful data 647

Index 663

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