The main driving force behind Advancing Periperative Practice is to provide a different sort of perioperative text. This is mainly achieved by successfully bridging the gulf between the needs of those practitioners preparing to work in a Periperative environment for the first time and those staff already in practice, but wishing to extend their roll. Written for this latter group, this ground-breaking textbook addresses the whole area of the perioperative environment with an accessible mixture of advanced theory and practice. Maintaining an easy to read approach, however, it serves as an inspiration to those in training or new to the perioperative field, providing evidence of the wealth of practice opportunities available in today`s perioperative environment.
By daring to challenge some of the commonly accepted and traditional boundaries within the field, the authors are helping to redefine perioperative practice in the light of today`s world of healthcare. They are also able to demonstrate convincing to other healthcare practitioners how much perioperative practice has evolved to a new level of individual holistic care.
References at the end of each chapter reinforce the vital evidence-based nature of the work. As such the book serves as both a useful introduction to specific advanced roles in the perioperative field and as a tool to stimulate debate and learning. The three editors have been joined by a team of expert contributors from a range of disciplines and the result is the comprehensive and well-balanced account of all the key players in the theatre environment.
Salient features Covers all three areas of the surgical experience: pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care
Examines the specific nature of consent and associated legal issues in the perioperative arena
Addresses aspects vital to patient safety including infection control and risk management
Each chapter opens with specific aims for its content
Written in an open and user-friendly manner ensuring that higher level knowledge is accessible
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About the Author(s):
Mark Radford is Consultant Nurse (Perioperative Emergency Care), Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, UK and Visiting Lecturer, University of Central England, UK.
Bernie County is Workforce Development Manager, Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, Birmingham, UK.
Melanie Oakley is Lead Advanced Practitioner, PACU, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, UK.
The changing role of the Perioperative Nurse
Advanced and specialist Perioperative practice
Principles of infection control
Principles of anaethetic practice
Principles of surgical practice
Principles of recovery practice
Management issues in the operating department
Consent and associated legal issues for Perioperative practitioners
Achieving personal and professional development