The Complete Recovery Room Book / Edition 5

The Complete Recovery Room Book / Edition 5

by Anthea Hatfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199666040

ISBN-13: 9780199666041

Pub. Date: 04/27/2014

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, it takes time for them to metabolize and excrete these drugs, during which period they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk

Overview

The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, it takes time for them to metabolize and excrete these drugs, during which period they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk of harm. The recovery room staff must manage both comatose and physiologically unstable patients, and deal with the immediate post-operative care of surgical patients.

The fifth edition of this popular book provides nurses, surgeons and anaesthetists with clear guidance on how to manage day-to-day problems and how to make difficult decisions. Previous editions of this book have established it as the definitive guide to setting-up, equipping, staffing, and administering an acute care unit. It includes basic science such as physiology and pharmacology, specific symptoms including pain and vomiting, and has chapters devoted to the unique post-operative needs of individual types of surgery.

This new edition brings this important text up to date and new drugs and techniques for monitoring are described. A new section looks ahead to the future development and design of recovery rooms and how they can contribute to patient well being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199666041
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/27/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Recovery room routines
2. Recovery room procedures
3. Design of recovery room
4. Monitoring and equipment
5. Pain
6. Postoperative pain
7. Analgesics
8. Postoperative nausea and vomiting
9. Regional analgesia
10. Special problems
11. Pharmacology
12. Mothers and babies
13. Paediatrics
14. The elderly patient
15. Respiratory physiology
16. The respiratory system
17. Cardiovascular physiology
18. Cardiovascular disease
19. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
20. Shock
21. Crisis management
22. The kidney
23. Fluid balance
24. Metabolism
25. Chronic disorders
26. The bleeding patient
27. Surgical issues
28. Infection control
29. Working with people
30. Working with facts
Appendix 1: Trolley set-ups
Appendix 2: Infusions
Appendix 3: Useful data
Glossary
Abbreviations

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