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Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery - Jane Rothrock

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery

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Published: 27th February 2014
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Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery is the most dependable source for comprehensive perioperative information. Well-known author and educator, Jane C. Rothrock, continues to provide step-by-step instructions for over 400 surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive methods, all backed by the latest research. More than 1,000 full-colour illustrations and photos depict current techniques, as well as surgical anatomy and instrumentation.

This edition adds cutting-edge information to reflect new concepts for both invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or doctor's office.

Key Features

  • Over 400 speciality surgical interventions are included, as well as many minimally-invasive surgical procedures.
  • A clear and consistent chapter format makes it easy to find information, including general discussions of surgical anatomy and perioperative nursing considerations, followed by more specific discussions of procedural considerations and operative procedure for each surgical intervention.
  • Cutting-edge information keeps you up-to-date with the latest technological advances related to surgical procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or in a doctor's office.
  • Updated coverage includes new surgical procedures and techniques, new care standards, and the importance of integrating evidence and research into patient care.
  • 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos show surgical anatomy, procedures, and methods.
  • Comprehensive discussions of perioperative nursing considerations cover assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, evaluation, patient and family education, and discharge planning.
  • Full-color design highlights special features and makes it easier to focus on essential concepts.
  • Patient Safety boxes highlight Joint Commission initiatives and important safety topics.
  • Evidence for Practice boxes apply scientific research to perioperative nursing.
  • Research Highlight boxes provide the latest research and apply it to patient care.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes include specific guidelines for preprocedural and postprocedural care, side effects and complications, home care, discharge/follow-up care, psychosocial care, and referrals.
  • Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize and offer quick reference to the drugs most commonly used for specific surgical procedures, including generic and trade names, purpose/description, and pharmacokinetics.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Consideration boxes highlight patient selection criteria, special anesthesia considerations, and patient assessment implications for outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Sample plans of care include nursing diagnosis, outcome, and interventions, linking specific interventions to clearly identified outcomes.
  • An emphasis on patient and workplace safety includes protocols from the major safety agencies and coalitions, perioperative nursing safety issues, patient rights, and safe patient handling and movement.
  • Coverage of cross-specialty areas includes special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgeries, as well as interventional and image-guided procedures, and complementary and alternative therapy.
Now to this Edition
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Patient-Centered Care boxes feature simplified conversations that you can have with patients to help them better understand their surgical procedure.
  • NEW! A Critical Thinking Question at the end of every chapter tests your understanding of chapter content.
  • NEW! Key Points at the end of every chapter help you retain important concepts from the text.
  • NEW! Laboratory Values appendix contains all laboratory value information in one convenient location

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      This textbook contains fantastic general procedure knowledge. Anyone working in theatre or looking to work in theatre would find the readings useful. A well organised textbook that covers a lot of areas.

       
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        Unit I: Foundations for Practice
        1. Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing
        2. Patient Safety and Risk Management
        3. Workplace Issues and Staff Safety
        4. Infection Prevention and Control
        5. Anesthesia
        6. Positioning the Patient for Surgery
        7. Sutures, Needles, and Instruments
        8. Surgical Modalities
        9. Wound Healing, Dressings, and Drains
        10. Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management
        Unit II: Surgical Interventions
        11. Gastrointestinal Surgery
        12. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen
        13. Repair of Hernias
        14. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
        15. Genitourinary Surgery
        16. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
        17. Breast Surgery
        18. Ophthalmic Surgery
        19. Otorhinolarygologic Surgery
        20. Orthopedic Surgery
        21. Neurosurgery
        22. Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
        23. Thoracic Surgery
        24. Vascular Surgery
        25. Cardiac Surgery
        Unit III: Special Considerations
        26. Pediatric Surgery
        27. Geriatric Surgery
        28. Trauma Surgery
        29. Interventional and Image-Guided Procedures
        30. Integrated Health Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies
        Appendix A: Laboratory Values

        ISBN: 9780323089425
        ISBN-10: 0323089429
        Audience: Tertiary; University or College
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 1248
        Published: 27th February 2014
        Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.8  x 5.0
        Weight (kg): 2.55
        Edition Number: 15
        Edition Type: Revised