The field of perioperative nursing is a fast moving one. This comprehensive textbook is aimed at both the qualified or trainee nurse who has specialised, or is thinking of specialising, in perioperative care. The authors and editors are all experienced nurses and nurse-educators who aim to provide easy to read, and easy to find information about procedures, conditions and nursing skills that a newcomer to the field may not be familiar with, or with which he or she has only a superficial knowledge. Throughout the text, much use is made of illustrations, tables and boxes of key information, and a comprehensive list of references is included at the end of each chapter.
Part 1. Basic Principles of Peri-operative Care: 1. Nursing perspectives; 2. Patient perspectives; Part II. Environmental Safety: 3. Infection control; 4. Instruments; 5. Safety measures; 6. Patient positioning; 7. Anaesthesia; 8. The perioperative care of adults; Part III. The Perioperative Care of the Adult Patient: 9. The psychosocial care of children in the perioperative area; 10. Surgical procedures on children; Part IV. Perioperative Midwifery: 11. Procedures conducted within obstetric operating theatre environment.