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Manual of Perioperative Care - an Essential Guide


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About the Editors viii Contributors ix Foreword 1 Jane H. Reid xv Foreword 2 Professor Lord Ara Darzi xvii Section 1 Foundation for Safe Perioperative Care 1 1 The Context of Perioperative Care 3 Kate Woodhead and Lesley Fudge 2 Preoperative Assessment 11 Jane Jackson 3 Communication 23 Libby Campbell 4 The Perioperative Environment 33 Hazel Parkinson Section 2 Infection Prevention in Perioperative Care 41 5 Infection Prevention 43 Martin Kiernan 6 Introduction to Decontamination and Sterilisation 56 Wayne Spencer 7 Wound Healing and Surgical Site Infection 70 Melissa Rochon Section 3 Patient Safety and Managing Risks in Perioperative Care 83 8 Preoperative Care 85 Mark Radford and Ross Palmer 9 Anaesthetic Care 101 Russell Chilton and Ross Thompson 10 Medicines Management 117 Joanne Dickson 11 Fluid Replacement and Blood Transfusion 127 Fiona Martin 12 Intraoperative Care 135 Paul Rawling 13 Safer Moving and Handling and Patient Positioning 141 Susan Pirie 14 Pressure Area Care and Tissue Viability 151 Zena Moore 15 Thermoregulation 157 Eileen Scott 16 Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis 163 Sue Bacon 17 Care of Surgical Instruments 171 Jane Smith 18 Swab and Instrument Count 177 Diane Gilmour 19 Care of Specimens 184 Rosanne Macqueen 20 Managing High-Risk Equipment 190 Chris Earl 21 Medical Imaging and Radiation 203 Johnathan Hewis and Sarah Naylor 22 Death in the Perioperative Environment 213 Kevin Henshaw 23 Postoperative Care 219 Pat Smedley and Natalie Quine 24 Pain Management 239 Felicia Cox Section 4 Different Patient Care Groups 253 25 Neonatal Surgery 255 Helen Carter 26 Paediatric Surgery 263 Helen Carter 27 Care of the Adolescent in Surgery 271 Liz McArthur 28 Care of the Elderly Patient 279 Rita Hehir 29 Bariatric Surgery 285 Saheba Iaciofano 30 Perioperative Care of the Pregnant Woman 293 Adrienne Montgomery Section 5 Different Approaches to Surgery 299 31 Key Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery 301 Joanne Johnson 32 Key Principles of Endoscopic Surgery 308 Louise Wall Index 320

About the Author

Kate Woodhead runs a Healthcare Consultancy businessspecialising in the perioperative field. She is a former Presidentof the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses(2002 2006), and between 1998 2001 served as NationalAssociation of Theatre Nurses, Chairman. Lesley Fudge is an Independent Consultant and past NationalSecretary of AfPP (formerly NATN) and is the Vice Chairman of theLatex Allergy Support Group. She was also a co-founder and past CEOof Friends of African Nursing and served as Treasurer of theInternational Federation of Perioperative Nurses.


20.11.12 Review copy sent to Nursing Standard

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