Caring for the Perioperative Patient

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Author: Paul Wicker,Joy O'Neill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687175

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Caring for the Perioperative Patient is a practical, evidence-basedand innovative book that identifies and discusses the essentialcore skills and knowledge required by perioperative practitionersto care for their patients. Divided into two sections, thefirst explores core perioperative issues, such as pharmacology,communication, homeostasis, and equipment. The second part ofthe book looks at more specific perioperative practice issues,including enhanced competence, patient preparation, and care of thepatient during anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery. This updated new edition is skills-focused and uses examples oftechniques or procedures to illustrate how skills can be applied inperioperative practice. It is essential reading for nurses oroperating department practitioners (ODPs) who perform scrub,circulating, anaesthetic and recovery roles whilst caring forperioperative patients, as well as nursing and ODP students workingin perioperative care. New edition of a successful text for perioperativepractitioners and students Emphasises holistic patient centred care Focused on key skills and knowledge required bypractitioners Explores the evidence-base for safe and effective practice

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

A Practical Guide for Nurses

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Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444315285

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the managementand care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines thepracticalities and legal issues associated with death, theprinciples of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principlesof dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all thepractical issues surrounding death, including symptom control,resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, thelast offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentationissues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issuesinvolved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assistedeuthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceasedpatient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

Fundamentals of Nursing

Content Review Plus Practice Questions

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Author: Patricia M Nugent,Barbara A Vitale

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641176

Category: Medical

Page: 913

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Here’s all of the crucial coverage you need to succeed in class and confidently prepare for the NCLEX-RN®. From nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, and leadership and management to psychological support, infection control and medication administration—easy-to-follow outlines in every chapter review exactly what you need to know.

Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice

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Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051748

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient

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Author: Sheila Adam,Sheila K. Adam,Mandy Odell,Jo Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169931

Category: Medical

Page: 239

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Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient sets out theprinciples and practices needed for early recognition andassessment of patients either at risk of or showing signs ofacute deterioration, or those recently relocated from higherlevels of care. The focus is on patient assessment, interpretationand evaluation of data, immediate management of significantproblems, ongoing and further assessments in order to improveclinical outcomes. Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient provides aframework for a systematic initial patient assessment and exploresprinciples of effective assessment. Body systems are considered inorder of life-threatening priority following the ABCDE approach,dealing with the assessment and management of airway, breathing,circulation, disability - and everything else; covering topics suchas visual, palpatory and auscultatory assessment, use of additionaldocumented information (charts, notes etc), and interpretingdiagnostic investigations. Methods to ensure effectivecommunication and team-working are also discussed. Key features Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nursesseries Aimed at nurses working in wards and specialistdepartments Explores the assessment skills required for a rapid responseto a patient at risk of becoming acutely unwell Enables students and practitioners to develop practical andinterpretative skills Provides a framework for assessment and principles of firstline treatment Includes ‘Look’, ‘Listen’,‘Feel’ and ‘Measure’ icons Sheila Adam is Head of Nursing, Specialist HospitalsBoard, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and author of Nursing inCritical Care: Science and Practice (now in its 2nd edition), TheOxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing and Nutrition in theCritically Ill. John Welch is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, UniversityCollege London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and former Chair ofthe National Outreach Forum. Mandy Odell is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, RoyalBerkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Nurse and Allied HealthProfessional representative for the Intensive Care Society andformer Chair of the British Association of Critical CareNurses.

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, Second Edition

A Thinking-in-Action Approach

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Author: Patricia E. Benner,Patricia Lee Hooper-Kyriakidis,Daphne Stannard

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105734

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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This second edition of a classic text in nursing education describes the major domains of nursing practice in acute , critical and perioperative care within today's complex and technologically driven health care industry. Its focus on clinical reasoning - what it is and how it works - provides for a substantial text intended for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are learning critical and acute care, for educators teaching clinical reasoning, and for those seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice. Revised and updated to current pedagogy and practice needs, this second edition will expand upon the success of the first edition and become a classic on its own. Originally based on a three-year research project with interviews and observations of 205 RNs and APNs in critical care, emergency departments, perioperative areas, and emergency transport services, the second edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care and perioperative nurses, and new commentary, among other improvements. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for system approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. The authors bring to the second edition over a decade of experience using the first edition in the classroom and in-service settings. Key Features: Updates the classic first edition to current pedagogy and practice needs Articulates major areas of knowledge/skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice Provides vivid examples that foster clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning Assists faculty, educators, APNs and preceptors in teaching/mentoring nurses how to clinically reason (recognizing recurring clinical syndromes and patterns)

Essential Nursing Skills E-Book

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Author: Maggie Nicol,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Elaine Cole,Janet Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437777

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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As a nursing student you will have learnt lots of nursing theory and research – but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards? Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding. Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields. • Attractive design – easy to use • Skills explained step by step • Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice • Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn • Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill. Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines.

Perioperative Safety E-Book

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Author: Donna S. Watson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081606

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The only book devoted to this increasingly important issue, Perioperative Safety helps you reduce risk in a setting where even small errors can lead to life-threatening complications. Expert author Donna Watson addresses essential safety principles and concepts, covering patient safety with topics such as the latest safety strategies and initiatives, perioperative safe medication use, preventing infections, anesthesia safety, normothermia management, and electrosurgery. Coverage of staff and workplace safety helps you minimize risk with bloodborne pathogens, latex allergy, the use of lasers, and radiation exposure. Case studies show the application of safety concepts in real-world situations. Unique! The only book devoted to the increasingly important issue of perioperative safety, where small errors can lead to life-threatening complications. Unique! Highly qualified writers are some of the leading experts in the perioperative field, so material is up to date and emphasizes the most important information. Unique! Clinical Points boxes call attention to key points in promoting safety for both patients and staff in the perioperative setting. Unique! Case studies describe real-life scenarios related to promoting patient safety. Figures and tables are used to support important content.

Surgical Palliative Care and Pain Management, An Issue of Anesthesiology Clinics - E-Book

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Author: Geoffrey Dunn,Sugantha Ganapathy,Vincent W S Chan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145574266X

Category: Medical

Page: 142

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This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics brings the reader up to date on the most important advances in surgical palliative care for anesthesiology intensivists. Topics covered include recent trends and developments, palliative care of patients on high doses of narcotics, trauma in the surgical ICU, care of family in the surgical ICU, communication skills in palliative surgery, surgical palliative care in Haiti, and much more.

Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective

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Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP,Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS,Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171486

Category: Medical

Page: 1168

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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach

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Author: Jan Odom-Forren

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455751499

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.

Clinical Surgery

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Author: Alfred Cuschieri,Pierce A. Grace,Ara Darzi,Neil R. Borley,David I. Rowley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118343956

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Blackwell's Clinical Surgery has established itself as anexcellent indispensable resource for undergraduate medical studentsand house officers. The first edition was Awarded 1997 BMACertificate of Commendation. Written by an outstanding team ofeditors and expert contirbutors, the new updaetd and revisededition has been designed as a complete learning guide. Unlike competing titles, Clinical Surgery covers thefollowing all in one book! Symptoms and signs of surgical disease Diagnosis and investigations Treatment and procedures The book is divided into five sections: Clinical Skills and Investigations Perioperative Care The Management Of Acute Surgical Illness and Trauma General Surgery Specialist Surgery The new edition features: Revised chapters with updated and refreshed material, writtenin a systematic format to aid learning and enhanceunderstanding 15 new chapters with more information providing you witheverything you need to know Blackwell's famous At A Glance boxes for the most commonsurgical conditions and common clinical presentations Must Know/Must Do boxes - to aid learning and revisionthrough self-assessment Clinically orientated information on practical procedures Evidence Based Medicine references for further reading andresearch Excellent full colour illustrations and a new attractive andeasy to use format The second edition of Clinical Surgery is perfect forundergraduate and junior doctors alike as well as other healthprofessionals who need a comprehensive account of surgery in allthe major medical specialities. With a strong emphasis on clinicalpractice and the necessary knowledge and skills, this is a must-buyfor anyone going on a surgical rotation. Clinical Surgery isintended to teach you everything you need to know about surgery atthe start of your career. Pre-publication quotes "I do not think it is an understatement to say that it is arevolutionary book. It is obviously written with integrated coursesvery much in mind and manages to integrate the basic sciences withclinical information very well.... Maybe above all things, this isa very practically orientated book and really attempts to mould themedical student in to a very good house officer." SHO, Leeds

The Clinical Placement

An Essential Guide for Nursing Students

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Author: Tracy Levett-Jones,Sharon Bourgeois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579581

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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A unique, fundamental resource for nursing students in a clinical environment The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students is an interactive textbook designed to guide nursing students through their clinical placement journey. The first edition of this nursing reference proved extremely valuable in helping nursing students use their clinical placements as opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, attitude and understanding that underpin quality practice. The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition is fully revised with a fresh new appeal. It builds upon the success of the first edition, while incorporating a wealth of new, topical content written in easy-to-understand language. Designed to challenge and inspire students, The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students introduces foundational knowledge in early chapters before addressing more complex issues. This indispensable nursing resource will motivate students to think deeply and critically about important professional and clinical issues. • stories and scenarios to help students relate theory to the reality of practice • 'something to think about' boxes offering valuable advice • 'student experience' sections • reflective thinking activities to encourage self-assessment and experiential learning • new sections to address contemporary issues such as Indigenous health, patient safety, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication, clinical handover, emotional intelligence, information and communication technology and social networking • issues of relevance to the New Zealand health care context • discussion of topical issues such as national registration • enhanced attention to cultural safety • refers to the most recent professional standards and codes of practice • new clinical specialties profiled, including drug and alcohol nursing, emergency nursing and international nursing

Advocacy, An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics - E-Book

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Author: Terrie Goodman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747300

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, will focus on Nurse Advocacy, with article topics including: the Nurse advocate; Patient right to safety; Advocacy through public policy; Advocating for patient families; Advocating for Laryngectomy Patients; Advocating for cancer patients; and Advocating for the patient in industry.

Clinical Applications of Functional MRI, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics,

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Author: Jay J. Pillai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323323847

Category: Medical

Page: 193

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Editor Jay J. Pillai and authors review important areas in Clinical Applications of Functional MRI. Articles will include: Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Presurgical Planning; Visual Mapping Using Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Functional MRI; Applications of BOLD fMRI and DTI in Epilepsy; Pretherapeutic fMRI in Children; BOLD fMRI for Presurgical Planning; Brain Tensor Imaging for Brain Malformations: Does it Help?; Technical Considerations for fMRI Analysis; Special Considerations/Technical Limitations of BOLD fMRI; The Economics of Functional MRI: Clinical and Research; Memory Assessment in the Clinical Context Using fMRI: A Critical Look at the State of the Field; Resting State BOLD fMRI for Pre-surgical Planning, and more!

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition

An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

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Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082614022X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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“I am thrilled with the second edition of [this] book to guide seasoned preceptors, students, novice nurses, and novice CSTs through orientation in the perioperative setting...Take advantage of this book. Read it, highlight it, and keep it with you always!” -Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR Program Director and Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology Nassau Community College From the Foreword With essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, the guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor—for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors—is newly updated to reflect the 2017 AORN guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decision-making, and perioperative skills. Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear, learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines Hand hygiene Minimally invasive surgery Patient information management Surgical smoke safety Safe use of energy-generating devices Hypothermia Sterilization and Central Processing regarding Flexible Endoscopic Processing Robotic surgery Moderate sedation for RNs Surgical attire Key Features: Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more Published in convenient pocket size for information at a moment’s notice Includes Fast-Facts-in-a-Nutshell feature reinforcing key orientation information Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature

Intraoperative Echocardiography

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Author: Donald C. Oxorn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726984

Category: Medical

Page: 307

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Intraoperative Echocardiography - a volume in the exciting new Practical Echocardiography Series edited by Dr. Catherine M. Otto - provides practical, how-to guidance on intraoperative echocardiography in adult and pediatric patients. Definitive, expert instruction from Dr. Donald C. Oxorn is presented in a highly visual, case-based approach that facilitates understanding and equips you to master this difficult technique while overcoming the unique challenges and risks it presents. Access the full text online at www.expertconsult.com along with cases, procedural videos and abundant, detailed figures and tables that show you how to proceed, step by step, and get the best results. Master challenging and advanced intraoperative echocardiography techniques such as epiaortic echocardiography and 3-D echocardiography through a practical, step-by-step format that provides a practical approach to image acquisition and analysis, technical details, pitfalls, and case examples. Reference the information you need quickly thanks to easy-to-follow, templated chapters, with an abundance of figures and tables that facilitate visual learning. Become an expert in echocardiographic evaluation of complex valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and intravascular devices in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology procedures. Access the complete text and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com plus video clips, additional cases, and much more! Master the challenges of Intraoperative Echocardiography with guidance from the experts

Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Second Edition

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Author: Lisa B. Zaoutis,Vincent W. Chiang

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071829296

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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The gold-standard text in pediatric hospital medicine – updated and streamlined for today’s practice Hailed by reviewers and clinicians alike, Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine has become the specialty’s cornerstone text. Edited by five leading figures in pediatric hospital medicine, this acclaimed resource brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to inpatient pediatric care from experts in their fields. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Second Edition opens with an informative introductory section that defines hospital medicine and addresses general issues of hospitalist practice and administration. This includes important topics such as medical legal issues, communications, electronic health records, palliative care, ethical issues, careers, professional organizations, and more. The book then moves into commonly presenting signs and symptoms. This is followed by the largest section, a breakdown of diseases by system. The text concludes with a procedures section that provides hard-to-find instruction on the procedures most commonly performed on children in a hospital setting. The Disease chapters are templated to include Background, Pathophysiology, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnostic Evaluation, Management, Special Considerations, Key Points, References, algorithms, and more. The Procedures chapters include Indications, Contraindications, Anatomy, Equipment, Procedure, Preparation, Technique, Complications, and Special Considerations. If you’re in need of an up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative text that spans the emerging field of pediatric hospital medicine, your search ends here.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

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Author: Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763757625

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology E-Book

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Author: David M. Gaba,Kevin J. Fish,Steven K. Howard,Amanda Burden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455738093

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 8596

The fully updated Crisis Management in Anesthesiology continues to provide updated insights on the latest theories, principles, and practices in anesthesiology. From anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to emergency physicians and residents, this medical reference book will effectively prepare you to handle any critical incident during anesthesia. Identify and respond to a broad range of life-threatening situations with the updated Catalog of Critical Incidents, which outlines what may happen during surgery and details the steps necessary to respond to and resolve the crisis. React quickly to a range of potential threats with an added emphasis on simulation of managing critical incidents. Useful review for all anesthesia professionals of the core knowledge of diagnosis and management of many critical events. Explore new topics in the ever-expanding anesthesia practice environment with a detailed chapter on debriefing. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.