This concise reference provides definitions of scope of practice and recommended practices. the recommended practices section is very specific and includes information on aseptic practice, equipment and product safety, patient care, and sterilization and disinfection. It gives clear concise direction to promote optimal patient care. It also has a comprehensive section with a wide collection of sample policy and procedure documents, customizable to an individual facility to assist in compliance with accreditation standards.
The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise, and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperative care, and recovery nursing, focusing on the patient's journey, before, during, and after surgery. Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient care delivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all setps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section on perioperative emergencies. The book is clearly laid out and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing, operating department practice and pharmacy, the OXford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practicing within the perioperative environment.
Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery is the most dependable source for comprehensive perioperative information. Well-known author and educator, Jane C. Rothrock, continues to provide step-by-step instructions for over 400 surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive methods, all backed by the latest research. More than 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos depict current techniques, as well as surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This edition adds cutting-edge information to reflect new concepts for both invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or doctor’s office.
For over 50 years, Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique, 13th Edition has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it clearly covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes. With a strong focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients, this updated and expanded new edition gives students the knowledge they need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care. Detailed information on the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles enhances your understanding of basic surgical principles and techniques. Emphasis on teamwork among perioperative caregivers encourages cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status help you learn how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients. Focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients gives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care. Content on perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures. Chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions help you quickly find important information and focus your study time. New illustrations reflect new and changing perioperative procedures, and provide you with key safety information like how to maintain a sterile field, gown, and glove. Enhanced TEACH manual and extensive Evolve resources maximize classroom learning. All Evolve materials are highlighted within the text. Step-by-step coverage of the foundations of surgical techniques enables you to effectively apply basic principles to practice. Additional and updated tables and boxes call attention to the most important concepts from the text. References highlight the evidence-based practice approach used throughout the text. Enhanced! A strong safety focus includes increased coverage of malignant hyperthermia, bullying and zero-tolerance policies, airway fire, verbal orders, medications, patient identification, pharmacology for bariatric patients, calculating blood loss, National Patient Safety Goals, and more. NEW! "Pros and Cons" boxes provide the positive and negative aspects of specific perioperative practices, allowing nurses to better understand their choices in patient care. Improved! Emphasis on quality gives you the most current information on magnet status, performing an effective 5-minute assessment, the nurse practitioner as first assistant, accurately marking specimens, patient positioning, surgical conscience, and working with outsiders inside the OR environment. NEW! Coverage of new equipment, including: sponge-counting machines, Lapra-TY, silver-infused dressings, neat suture books, and more. NEW! Body Spectrum added to Evolve site to help you review anatomy and physiology.
This comprehensive textbook, covering all aspects of the perioperative management of patients undergoing organ transplantation, serves as the standard reference for clinicians who care for transplant patients on a day-to-day basis as well as those who encounter organ transplantation only occasionally in their clinical practice. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Organ Transplantation covers transplantation of the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, and kidney, as well as multivisceral and composite tissue graft transplantations. For each kind of transplantation, the full spectrum of perioperative considerations is addressed: preoperative preparation, intraoperative anesthesia management, surgical techniques, and postoperative care. Each chapter contains evidence-based recommendations, relevant society guidelines, management algorithms, and institutional protocols as tables, flow diagrams, and figures. Photographs demonstrating surgical techniques, anesthesia procedures, and perfusion management are included. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Organ Transplantation is for anesthesiologists and critical care physicians; transplantation surgeons; nurse anesthetists; ICU nurses; and trainees.
Recognized authorities in anesthesiology and surgical critical care present you with today's best management approaches for achieving optimal perioperative outcomes. They review the potential risks to all major organ systems by examining the incidence and significance of organ dysfunction...assessing the etiology of particular organ dysfunctions...defining the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors...and offering perioperative protection strategies to minimize potential complications. A consistent chapter format - combined with color-coded algorithms, summary tables and boxes - enable you to quickly locate specific guidance. Top evidence- and outcome-based strategies from leading world authorities enable you to avoid and manage complications. A consistent format allows you to easily and efficiently access the very latest research and clinical practice guidelines. Color-coded algorithms, as well as abundant summary tables and boxes, save you valuable time in locating the best management approaches.
Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Sixth Edition is an essential reference for new perioperative nurses as well as experienced nurses who need a refresher. Addressing the basics associated with navigating the perioperative environment rather than a procedure-oriented approach, it is succinct and easy to use. Completely updated and revised, the Sixth Edition features a greater emphasis on safety, new surgical modalities, and approaches to sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment.
A classic since its first publication nearly 25 years ago, Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 7th Edition, by Drs. Roberta L. Hines and Katherine E. Marschall, remains your go-to reference for concise, thorough coverage of pathophysiology of the most common diseases and their medical management relevant to anesthesia. To provide the guidance you need to successfully manage or avoid complications stemming from pre-existing conditions there are detailed discussions of each disease, the latest practice guidelines, easy-to-follow treatment algorithms, and more. Presents detailed discussions of common diseases, as well as highlights of more rare diseases and their unique features that could be of importance in the perioperative period. Examines specific anesthesia considerations for special patient populations-including pediatric, obstetric and elderly patients. Features abundant figures, tables, diagrams, and photos to provide fast access to the most pertinent aspects of every condition and to clarify critical points about management of these medical illnesses. Ideal for anesthesiologists in practice and for anesthesia residents in training and preparing for boards. Includes brand new chapters on sleep-disordered breathing, critical care medicine and diseases of aging as well as major updates of nearly all other chapters. Covers respiratory disease in greater detail with newly separated chapters on Sleep Disordered Breathing; Obstructive Lung Disease; Restrictive Lung Disease; and Respiratory Failure. Provides the latest practice guidelines, now integrated into each chapter for quick reference.
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition • discussion • description of the surgery • preparation of the patient • skin preparation • draping technique • instrumentation • supplies • and special notes pertinent to that surgery.
The new edition of this highly acclaimed step-by-step guide continues to offer readers with the relevant physiology, evidence-base and rationale for the key midwifery skills. Authored by experienced practitioners and educationalists, Skills for Midwifery Practice 4e will be ideal for all midwifery students, both from within the UK and worldwide. Presents over 150 essential midwifery procedures in an easy-to-read, quick reference format ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘end-of-chapter’ self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress Refers to the latest evidence and research, including current national and international guidelines Explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth Over 150 artworks help explain physiological processes and clinical procedures ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ boxes define the nature and extent of current practice Ideal for use as a basis for teaching and assessment New format - now with colour - makes learning even easier! Explores the use and significance of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning Scoring Chart Discusses advances in equipment usage including the application of sequential compression devices, temporal artery thermometers, and pulse oximetry in the early detection of critical congenital heart disease Contains advances in microbiology and infection control including the application and removal of gloves and the use of ANTT for each relevant procedure Physiology updates include an expanded section on normal and abnormal breathing patterns, the structure of the stratum corneum at birth and the factors that affect its barrier function, and neonatal reflexes present at birth Updated information regarding the use of the automated external defibrillator during maternal resuscitation, and the use of blended air and oxygen and pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation Care of the traumatised perineum - including expanded discussion of modern suture materials Recognition and management of complications associated with infusion therapy and epidural analgesia
All anesthesiologists are confronted with patients who show bleeding disorders, whether congenital, acquired, or pharmacologically induced. Although many studies, meta-analyses, guidelines, and textbooks have been published on the subject, they mostly cover specific aspects or require a thorough knowledge of hemostasis. The goal of this book is to provide the anesthesiologist with an overview of hemostasis and the mechanisms underlying bleeding and coagulation in general and to assist in the understanding of specific coagulation disorders as they may occur in the various anesthesia subspecialties. It is hoped that, through the provision of practical information and tools, the book will help residents and trained anesthesiologists to manage one of the most frustrating challenges that they face: the bleeding patient. A full understanding of coagulation requires a lifelong career, and this book is not intended to replace the consulting hematologist, whose expert opinion should always be sought. The available procoagulant blood products and drugs all have potentially dangerous side-effects; furthermore, in bleeding disorders pitfalls are frequent and a misdiagnosis can have potentially catastrophic consequences. The aim of the editors is thus instead to enhance the collaboration between the disciplines of Anesthesiology and Hematology.
This superb review tool addresses the multiple facets of perioperative nursing, from creating and maintaining a sterile field to caring for the patient following the procedure. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction followed by a series of test questions concerning the chapter topic. Answers and rationales for the questions appear at the end of the chapter. An ideal resource for CNOR exam preparation!
Perioperative Nursing 2e has been written by local leaders in perioperative nursing and continues to deliver a contemporary, practical text for Australian and New Zealand perioperative nurses. Appropriate for nursing students and graduates entering the perioperative environment, Perioperative Nursing, 2e offers a sound foundational knowledge base to underpin a perioperative nursing career. This unique text will also be of value to those undertaking postgraduate perioperative studies, as well as to more experienced perioperative nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or expand their nursing practice. This essential title examines the roles and responsibilities of nurses working within a perioperative environment, providing an overview of key concepts in perioperative care. The scope of this book addresses anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, as well as day surgery and evolving perioperative practices and environments. Research boxes where appropriate Feature boxes on special populations, such as paediatric, geriatric and bariatric patients Emphasis is placed on the concept of the patient journey, working within interprofessional teams, communication, teamwork, patient and staff safety, risk management strategies and medico-legal considerations. Now endorsed by ACORN Aligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO Standards Reflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Includes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safety Supporting online resources are available on evolve.