Perioperative Practice at a Glance

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2015 - Medical - 160 pages

From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes this new title on all aspects of caring for patients in the perioperative environment.  From pre-operative care, through the anaesthetic and surgical phases to post-operation and recovery, this easy-to-read, quick-reference resource uses the unique at a Glance format to quickly convey need-to-know information in both images and text, allowing vital knowledge to be revised promptly and efficiently.

  • Brings together all aspects of perioperative practice in one easy-to-read book
  • Moves through the patient journey, providing support to perioperative practitioners in all aspects of their role
  • Covers key information on perioperative emergencies
  • Includes material on advanced skills to support Advanced Practitioners
  • Each topic is covered in two pages, allowing for easy revision and reference

This is a must-have resource for operating department practitioners and students, theatre nurses and nursing students, and trainee surgeons and anaesthetists.

 

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Contents

Introduction to perioperative practice
1
Preoperative patient preparation
2
Theatre scrubs and personal protective equipment PPE
4
Preventing the transmission of infection
6
Preparing and managing equipment
8
Perioperative patient care
10
Surgical Safety Checklist Part 1
14
Legal and professional accountability
16
Introducing the recovery room
65
Patient handover
66
Postoperative patient care Part 1
68
Postoperative patient care Part 2
70
Monitoring in recovery
72
Maintaining the airway
74
Common postoperative problems
76
Managing postoperative pain
78

Interprofessional teamworking
18
Anaesthesia
21
Preparing anaesthetic equipment
22
Checking the anaesthetic machine
24
Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems
26
Anaesthetic drugs
28
Perioperative fluid management
30
Monitoring the patient
32
General anaesthesia
34
Local anaesthesia
36
Regional anaesthesia
38
Surgery
41
Roles of the circulating and scrub team
43
Basic surgical instruments
44
Surgical scrubbing
46
Surgical positioning
48
Maintaining the sterile field
50
Sterilisation and disinfection
52
Swab and instrument counts
54
Working with electrosurgery
56
Tourniquet management
58
Wounds and dressings
60
Recovery
63
Managing postoperative nausea and vomiting
80
Part Part 5 5 Perioperative emergencies
82
Airway problems
86
Rapid sequence induction
88
Bleeding problems
90
Malignant hyperthermia
92
Cardiovascular problems
94
Electrosurgical burns
96
Venous thromboembolism
98
Latex allergy
100
Part Part 6 6 Advanced surgical practice
102
Shaving marking prepping and draping
106
Retraction of tissues
108
Suture techniques and materials
110
Haemostatic techniques
112
Laparoscopic surgery
114
Orthopaedic surgery
116
Cardiac surgery
118
Things to do after surgery
120
References and further reading
122
Index 144
124
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About the author (2015)

Paul Wicker is Head of Perioperative Studies, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK. He is also Consultant Editor of the Journal of Operating Department Practice (published by Mark Allen Publishers) and author of Wiley title Caring for the Perioperative Patient.

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