Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery
Edition: 13th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: For more than 60 years, ALEXANDER'S CARE OF THE PATIENT IN SURGERY has been an essential, reliable resource for perioperative nursing. The detailed, state-of-the-art information in this edition reflects current procedures and promotes the delivery of comprehensive patient care. This text provides nurses with the tools needed to deliver safe, cost-effective, high-quality patient care. More than 400 contemporary and traditional specialty surgical interventions, in addition to numerous minimally invasive surgical procedures, are explained. Approximately 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos build familiarity with surgical anatomy, procedures, methods and equipment. Places a strong emphasis on patient education and discharge planning, as well as patient safety. Best Practice boxes apply evidence-based practice to perioperative nursing. Sample Plans of Care link interventions to clearly identified outcomes. Research Highlight boxes translate research into practice for patient care. Addresses Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism considerations. Ambulatory, pediatric, geriatric, trauma surgeries, as well as complementary and alternative therapies, are given special attention. History boxes summarize significant historical events related to surgery and perioperative nursing. The latest invasive and non-invasive technological advances related to surgical procedures, including areas such as interventional radiology, are featured. Patient and Family Education boxes offer guidelines for pre- and post-procedural care, side effects and complications, discharge/follow-up care, home care, psychosocial care and referrals. Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize the drugs most commonly used for specific surgical procedures, including generic and trade names, purpose/description and pharmacokinetics. Patient Safety boxes highlight recent JCAHO initiatives designed to prioritize patient safety. Recent OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety are emphasized.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
|Foundations for Practice|
|Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing|
|Patient and Environmental Safety|
|Infection Prevention and Control|
|Positioning the Patient for Surgery|
|Sutures, Needles, and Instruments|
|Wound Healing, Dressings, and Drains|
|Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management|
|Patient Education and Discharge Planning|
|Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen|
|Repair of Hernias|
|Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery|
|Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery|
|Rhinologic and Sinus Surgery|
|Laryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery|
|Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Integrated Health Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies|