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.