1. Perioperative Nursing
2. Human Factors and the Perioperative Team
3. Medico-legal aspects of Perioperative nursing practice
4. Perioperative patient quality and safety
5. The Perioperative Environment and Staff Safety
6. Asepsis, infection prevention and Sterilisation
7. Patient Assessment and Preparation for Surgery
8. Patient Care during anaesthesia
9. Intraoperative patient care
10. Surgical intervention
11. Wound healing, haemostasis and wound closure
12. Postanaesthesia nursing care
13. Perioperative practice in non-traditional environments
Perioperative Nursing, An Introduction 3rd edition provides a solid foundation for both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and novice perioperative nurses embarking on their career.
Presented in two sections: Professional Practice and Clinical Practice, the text provides an overview of the key concepts, challenges and scope of practice across a range of perioperative environments including: anaesthetics, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, day surgery and evolving perioperative practices outside of hospital settings.
New patient scenarios woven through the text provide the context for the reader to engage in reflective thinking on the patient journey and place the novice practitioner ‘into the workplace’ to exemplify practice points, rationales and clinical decision making.
Underpinned with the most recent evidence-based practice, research, standards and guidelines, this highly respected text continues to be an indispensable resource for perioperative nurses.
- Aligned to the 2020 ACORN Standards
- Engaging patient scenarios woven through the text, include patient histories and indications for surgery
- Information on managing surgery during pandemics, including COVID 19
- Details of the extended roles available in perioperative practice
By Menna Davies, RN, MHlthSc (Nsg), GradDip Hlth Law, Cert (Periop Nsg), Cert (Sterilising Tech), FACN, FACORN , Education Consultant and Director of Health Education & Learning Partnerships, New South Wales, Australia; Sally Sutherland-Fraser, RN, BEd (Adult Ed), MEd, Cert (Periop Nsg), Cert IV TAE, MACN, FACORN, Education Consultant and Director of Health Education & Learning Partnerships, New South Wales, Australia ; Benjamin Lockwood, Perioperative Nurse Educator, South Australian Local Health Network (SALHN) Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Education and Research (CNMER) Division of Surgical & Perioperative Medicine (SAPOM) Operating Theatre Suite Flinders Medical Centre Adelaide, SA , AUSTRALIA and Brigid Mary Gillespie, Professor of Patient Safety School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University QLD, AUSTRALIA