Post Anesthesia Care Unit A Critical Care Approach to Post Anesthesia Nursing

ISBN-10: 0721645712

ISBN-13: 9780721645711

Edition: 3rd 1994

Authors: Cecil B. Drain

List price: $64.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Formerly titled THE RECOVERY ROOM, the 3rd Edition of this highly regarded work offers a strong, in-depth clinical focus. Research and documentation including physiologic, pharmacologic and psychosocial considerations have been incorporated into this edition. Discussion of the various types of anesthetic agents includes the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to be anticipated in the PACU. Addresses basic principles of pharmacology, monitoring modalities in the PACU, and postoperative care for pediatric, cardiac, trauma, AIDS, and hypothermia patients.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

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.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/7/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

The Postanesthesia Care Unit
Space Planning and Basic Equipment Systemsp. 1
Perianesthesia Nursing as a Specialtyp. 11
Management and Policiesp. 30
Crisis Resource Management in the PACUp. 45
Managed Care and Its Impact on the PACUp. 54
Legal Issues in the PACUp. 64
Ethics of Health Care in the PACUp. 77
Physiologic Considerations in the PACU
The Nervous Systemp. 93
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 125
The Respiratory Systemp. 150
The Renal Systemp. 189
Fluid and Electrolytesp. 201
The Endocrine Systemp. 213
The Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Systemp. 221
The Integumentary Systemp. 231
The Immune Systemp. 238
Concepts in Anesthetic Agents
Basic Principles of Pharmacologyp. 248
Inhalation Anesthesiap. 276
Nonopioid Intravenous Anestheticsp. 292
Opioid Intravenous Anestheticsp. 304
Muscle Relaxantsp. 317
Local Anestheticsp. 339
Regional Anesthesiap. 346
Nursing Care in the PACU
Transition from the Operating Room to the PACUp. 354
Assessment and Monitoring of the Perianesthesia Patientp. 360
Care of the Perianesthesia Patientp. 393
Assessment and Management of the Airwayp. 409
Pain Management in the PACUp. 422
Care of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Neck, and Maxillofacial Surgical Patientp. 433
Care of the Ophthalmic Surgical Patientp. 452
Care of the Thoracic Surgical Patientp. 465
Care of the Cardiac Surgical Patientp. 473
Care of the Vascular Surgical Patientp. 493
Care of the Orthopedic Surgical Patientp. 506
Care of the Neurosurgical Patientp. 517
Care of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Patientp. 548
Care of the Gastrointestinal, Abdominal, and Anorectal Surgical Patientp. 551
Care of the Genitourinary Surgical Patientp. 566
Care of the Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgical Patientp. 581
Care of the Breast Surgical Patientp. 590
Care of the Plastic Surgical Patientp. 600
Care of the Thermally Injured Patientp. 607
Care of the Ambulatory Surgical Patientp. 615
Care of the Laser/Laparoscopic Surgical Patientp. 627
Special Considerations
Care of the Patient with Chronic Disordersp. 642
Care of the Pediatric Patientp. 661
Care of the Geriatric Patientp. 682
Care of the Pregnant Patientp. 688
Care of the Substance Abuserp. 697
Care of the Patient with Thermal Imbalancep. 706
Care of the Shock Trauma Patientp. 714
Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACUp. 730
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the PACUp. 735
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.