Manual of Perioperative Care is a comprehensive manual of principles of care designed to support the clinical practice of perioperative practitioners, whether they are nurses or operating department practitioners. This book sets out to meet the needs of those studying perioperative practice as well as those who would like an up to date comprehensive reference on their bookshelf.
It covers the fundamentals involved in perioperative practice, setting modern surgical care into its complete environment and context.
With a practical, accessible focus, aided by full colour illustrations, this book follows the journey that the patient makes through their surgical care, with sections on:
• The foundation for safe and effective perioperative care
• Infection prevention and control
• Patient safety and managing risks
• Different patient care groups
• Approaches to surgery
This book will be essential reading for all students on perioperative courses, and newly qualified perioperative nurses and operating department practitioners.