Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth Edition is the ideal reference for new perioperative nurses as well as experienced nurses who need a refresher. Featuring objectives, course outlines, testing tools, and competency checklists, it is succinct and easy to use. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes an introduction to the current clinical environment, elements of a culture of safety, and patient care unique to the ambulatory care setting.
Essentials of Perioperative Nursing, Fifth Edition is perfect for operating room nurses, nurses studying to become operating room nurses, current operating room nurses needing to refresh and test their knowledge, and perioperative nursing students.
Included with each new print book is an Access Code for a Navigate Companion Website featuring self-test questions, section questions, post-test questions, and additional study questions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Perioperative Nursing
Chapter 2 Preparing the Patient for Surgery
Chapter 3 Prevention of Infection—Preparation of Instruments and Items Used in Surgery: Sterilization and Disinfection
Chapter 4 Prevention of Infection—Preparation of Instruments and Items Used in Surgery: Cleaning, Packaging, and Storage
Chapter 5 Prevention of Infection: Aseptic Practices: Attire, Scrubbing, Gowning, Gloving, Draping, Prepping, Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field Operating Room Environment, and Sanitation
Chapter 6 Prevention of Injury: Positioning the Patient for Surgery
Chapter 7 Prevention of Retained Surgical Items
Chapter 8 Prevention of Injury: Hemostasis, Tourniquets, and Electrosurgical Equipment
Chapter 9 Prevention of Injury: Use and Care of Basic Surgical Instrumentation
Chapter 10 Prevention of Injury: Wound Management
Chapter 11 Prevention of Injury: Anesthesia and Medication Safety
Chapter 12 Workplace Safety
About the Authors
Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR
Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR is a perioperative nursing education consultant. Her clinical practice focused on plastic and reconstructive surgery, and she has held positions from Staff Nurse to Director in acute care settings. Since 1992, she has focused on nursing education in acute care facilities, for Johnson and Johnson, and as an independent consultant. Terri is active in AORN both at the chapter and national levels, has published frequently in peer-reviewed nursing journals, contributed chapters to textbooks and study guides, and has delivered presentations on a wide variety of topics both nationally and internationally.Cynthia Spry, MA, MA, RN, CNOR, CSIT
Cynthia Spry has been a perioperative nurse for more than twenty-five years, with seven and a half years as an OR Educator and five years as a Director of Surgical Services. Currently, she is an International Clinical Consultant for Advanced Sterilization Products, a Johnson & Johnson Company. In my present position, I provide consultation and education in sterilization, disinfection, and infection control in the United States and in many other countries. I am a Past President of the (national) Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and in 2002 received the Association's highest award, The Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing.