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The Complete Recovery Room Book


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1: Recovery room routines 2: Recovery room procedures 3: Design of recovery room 4: Monitoring and equipment 5: Pain 6: Postoperative pain 7: Analgesics 8: Postoperative nausea and vomiting 9: Regional analgesia 10: Special problems 11: Pharmacology 12: Mothers and babies 13: Paediatrics 14: The elderly patient 15: Respiratory physiology 16: The respiratory system 17: Cardiovascular physiology 18: Cardiovascular disease 19: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 20: Shock 21: Crisis management 22: The kidney 23: Fluid balance 24: Metabolism 25: Chronic disorders 26: The bleeding patient 27: Surgical issues 28: Infection control 29: Working with people 30: Working with facts Appendix 1: Trolley set-ups Appendix 2: Infusions Appendix 3: Useful data Glossary Abbreviations

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Dr Hatfield is an anaesthetist with an interest in operating theatre safety and the outcomes for patients at their most vulnerable time, directly after they have been anaesthetised and are in the recovery room. She is works at Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton, New Zealand.


This book covers all aspects of recovery room management and explains the relevant physiology and pharmacology for the better understanding of specific problems. The style and language is easy and consistent, as all the chapters are written by two experienced authors." - British Journals of Anaesthesia An uncomplicated read without over-simplification. This is no mean feat... This book is a very useful reference source" - AfPP Essential reading for healthcare professionals involved in post-operative care" - Nursing Standard

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