"A focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients to provide guidelines and standards for planning and implementing safe comprehensive individualized care." (ix)
This handy reference transitions from class to clinical practice to provide the perioperative information needed in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical units, critical care units, procedure labs, and free-standing surgical centres. It delivers everything nurses need to know to safely prepare patients for surgical procedures and monitor and care for them afterward. Prioritized bulleted lists, full-colour illustrations, and concise tables provide access to essential, evidence-based knowledge. The book prioritizes items essential for patient safety during pre- and postoperative care; lists preoperative priorities, including assessment and preparing the patient for surgery; covers essential content on anesthetic agents and techniques, and immediate postanesthetic and postoperative assessment and care; features individual sections on the management of special populations and the identification and management of complications; offers 'Why is this Important?' boxes with rationales for important topics; provides 'Clinical Coach Tips' with expert advice; and, includes spot assessment forms and tools.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds.
Previously published as: Current surgical diagnosis & treatment. c2006, 12th ed.
CD-ROM with contents from Quick Answers: surgery to speed diagnosing symptoms and signs.
Includes bibliographical references and index.