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Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice - Ann Davey

Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice

By: Ann Davey (Editor), Colin S. Ince (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 1999
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Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice seeks to embrace the knowledge needed for the generic theatre worker, be they nurse or anaesthetic assistant, as envisaged in the Bevan Report. It clarifies the underlying principles needed for an understanding of anaesthetic and surgical practice. It both defines the level of knowledge required for the ODP Level III qualification and covers the practical aspects of operating department practice, wherever relevant. The book also serves as a comprehensive reference to the principles and practice of modern operating department practice and is essential reading for anyone involved in care of the patient in the operating department environment, both in training and in practice.

Preface
Introduction
The operating department practitioner, the patient and the law
Aspects of health and safety in the operating department
The caring practitioner
Strategies for infection control in the operating department
Sterilization, decontamination and the surgical field
The fundamentals of cardiovascular physiology
Fundamentals of respiratory physiology
Scientific principles in relation to the anaesthetic machine
Fundamentals of artificial ventilation of the lung
Scientific principles in relation to monitoring equipment
Scientific principles in relation to endoscopic, laser and radiological equipment
Pharmacological principles of drug administration
The pharmacology of drugs used in general anaesthesia
The local anaesthetic drugs - does the ideal agent exist?
The safe positioning of patients for surgery
Principles involved in the management and use of equipment
Understanding suture materials
Fundamentals of paediatric surgery and anaesthesia
Fundamentals of hyperthermia and hypothermia
Fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte balance during surgery
The physiology of blood and its administration
Fundamentals of pain relief
Fundamentals of dressings and drains in relation to wound healing
The recovery of patients from anaesthesia and surgery
Fundamentals of emergency and obstetric anaesthesia
Identification and management of anaesthetic emergencies
The fundamentals of emergency resuscitation
Appendixes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521682862
ISBN-10: 052168286X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64