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.