· Concise procedure descriptions are provided which gives the readers
rapid access to information
· This books provides clear and readable display of information for easy access for the reader
· A broad coverage of complications is given to provide a wider source of information
Written by internationally acclaimed specialists, General Surgery Risk Reduction expands on complications associated with surgery and how to reduce them, the availability of relevant information and the rapid advancements of surgical technology. Chapters provide pertinent and concise procedure descriptions creating a book that is both comprehensive and accessible. Stages of operative approaches with relevant technical considerations are outlined in an easily understandable manner. Complications are reviewed when appropriate for the organ system and problem. The text is illustrated throughout by line drawings and photographs that depict anatomic or technical principles.
Forming part of the series, Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences, this volume General Surgery Risk Reduction provides a valuable resource for all general surgeons and residents in training. Other healthcare providers will also find this a useful resource.
Table of contents
1. Introduction.- 2. General Peri-operative Complications.- 3. Surgical Infection.- 4. Pre-Operative Risk Assessment and Intra-Operative Monitoring.- 5. Anaesthesia Complications.- 6. Intensive Care Complications.- 7. Acute Peri-Operative Pain: Mechanisms and Management.- 8. Systems, Safety and Quality – Harm, Error and Litigation.- 9. Risk Management and Human Factors.- 10. Medico-Legal Risk Management in Surgery.- 11. Evaluation of Surgical Safety and Efficacy.- 12. Accreditation, Credentialing, Scope of Practice and Outcome Evaluation.