• Highlights importance of perioperative practice, key interventions and responsibilities and links to medical conditions
• Provides clinically focussed, evidence-based content with practical guidelines
• Clearly laid out and illustrated throughout, with blank pages for reader notes
• Written by an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional team from throughout the UK and as far as Australia
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, focussing on the patients' 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 steps 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 individualising 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 inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practising within the perioperative environment.
Readership: Nursing and operating department practitioner students, registered nurses taking post-registration operating theatre programmes, clinical teachers, and health care professionals involved with the care of patients in surgical and perioperative settings.
Audience:Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practiceis intended for a UK audience as well as other areas which follow UK medical practice including Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and East Asia.
Authors:Edited by Suzanne Hughes and Andy Mardell
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