Perioperative Nursing

Perioperative Nursing

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Linda Shields
Cambridge University Press, 8/21/2008
EAN 9780521732277, ISBN10: 0521732271

Paperback, 264 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

The field of perioperative nursing is a fast moving one. This comprehensive textbook is aimed at both the qualified or trainee nurse who has specialised, or is thinking of specialising, in perioperative care. The authors and editors are all experienced nurses and nurse-educators who aim to provide easy-to-read, and easy to find information about procedures, conditions and nursing skills that a newcomer to the field may not be familiar with, or with which he or she has only a superficial knowledge.

Part I. Basic principles of perioperative care
1. Nursing perspectives Ann Tanner and Maria Anderson
2. Patient perspectives Linda Shields and Ann Tanner
Part II. Environmental safety
3. Infection control Helen Werder, Maria Anderson, Annabel Herron and Linda Shields
4. Instruments Maria Anderson
5. Safety measures Helen Werder
6. Patient positioning Helen Werder and Maria Anderson
Part III. Perioperative care of the adult patient
7. Anaesthesia Andrea Thompson
8. Perioperative care of adults Helen Werder
Part IV. Perioperative care of children
9. Psychosocial care of children in the perioperative area Linda Shields and Lee-Anne Waterman
10. Surgical procedures on children Annabel Herron, Ann Tanner, Lee-Anne Waterman and Linda Shields
Part V. Perioperative midwifery
11. Procedures conducted within the obstetric operating theatre environment Amanda Silvey.