Alexander's Care Of The Patient In Surgery, 13e

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ISBN : 0323039278

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For more than 60 years, ALEXANDER'S CARE OF THE PATIENT IN SURGERY has been an essential, reliable resource for perioperative nursing. The detailed, state-of-the-art information in this edition reflects current procedures and promotes the delivery of comprehensive patient care. This text provides nurses with the tools needed to deliver safe, cost-effective, high-quality patient care.
  • More than 400 contemporary and traditional specialty surgical interventions, in addition to numerous minimally invasive surgical procedures, are explained.
  • Approximately 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos build familiarity with surgical anatomy, procedures, methods and equipment.
  • Places a strong emphasis on patient education and discharge planning, as well as patient safety.
  • Best Practice boxes apply evidence-based practice to perioperative nursing.
  • Sample Plans of Care link interventions to clearly identified outcomes.
  • Research Highlight boxes translate research into practice for patient care.
  • Addresses Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism considerations.
  • Ambulatory, pediatric, geriatric, trauma surgeries, as well as complementary and alternative therapies, are given special attention.
  • History boxes summarize significant historical events related to surgery and perioperative nursing.
  • The latest invasive and non-invasive technological advances related to surgical procedures, including areas such as interventional radiology, are featured.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes offer guidelines for pre- and post-procedural care, side effects and complications, discharge/follow-up care, home care, psychosocial care and referrals.
  • Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize the drugs most commonly used for specific surgical procedures, including generic and trade names, purpose/description and pharmacokinetics.
  • Patient Safety boxes highlight recent JCAHO initiatives designed to prioritize patient safety.
  • Recent OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety are emphasized.

Author : Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN
ISBN : 0323039278
Language : English
No of Pages : 1280
Edition : 13
Publication Date : 12/14/2006
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 11.1x8.9x1.8
Book weight : 0.06

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