Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing) (Paperback)
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The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise, and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperative
care, and recovery nursing, focusing on the patient's journey, before, during, and after surgery. Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient care
delivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all setps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section on
perioperative emergencies. The book is clearly laid out and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing,
operating department practice and pharmacy, the OXford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practicing within the perioperative environment.
About the Author
Suzanne HughesSuzanne works as a lecturer in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies at Cardiff University. She is involved in teaching and curriculum development for both pre and post registration nurses. She also acts as a project manager for learning and teaching within the university, where sheleads the evaluation strand. Her research interests are in nurse education and perioperative education, through which she keeps up-to-date with current developments in perioperative practice. Andy MardellAndy has been an operating theatre nurse in the scrub area for over twenty years, and has worked in a number of surgical specialties. He is now involved with education and training at the Main Theatre Department at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, and also still practices in clinicalsettings.