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Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing


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1: Introduction to the surgical patient 2: Managing the surgical ward 3: Surgical Care models 4: Pre-operative assessment and preparation 5: Pre-operative pptimisation 6: Transfer to other departments or theatre 7: Intraoperative care 8: Ward post-operative care 9: Pain management 10: Nutrition and hydration 11: Transfusion of blood products 12: Wound care 13: Skin assessment 14: Infection: prevention, control, and treatment 15: Post-operative complications 16: Surgical Nursing Procedures 17: Opthalmology 18: Upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery 19: Colorectal and lower gastrointestinal surgery 20: Trauma and orthopaedics 21: Vascular surgery 22: Urology and renal 23: Neurological and spinal surgery 24: Burns and plastic surgery 25: Thoracic surgery 26: Cardiac surgery 27: Breast surgery 28: Gynaecological surgery

About the Author

Alison Smith is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Admissions Tutor for the Bachelor in Nursing, at the University of Birmingham. She teaches and assesses on the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing programme. Alison qualified in 1990 working initially in general medicine and then spent 14 years working in critical care within the specialities of hepatology and liver transplantation and cardiothoracic surgery which incorporated heart and lung transplantation. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham in 2013, Alison worked as a Senior Lecturer in Adult and Critical Care Nursing at Birmingham City University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom and a Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (NMC). Alison is also a UK Resuscitation Council Adult Advanced Life Support Instructor and teaches doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals on Adult Advanced Life Support Courses run by NHS Trusts.Mark Radford is currently an executive director of a GBP500m healthcare organisation. He leads a team of Associate Directors of Nursing and Head of Midwifery. Mark qualified as a nurse in 1994 and prior to joining UHCW in 2009 he was a Consultant Nurse in Perioperative Emergency Care at Heart of England Foundation Trust. He has also worked as an advisor to the Department of Health, NCEPOD, MHRA, NICE. From June 2012 he has been Chief Nursing Officer with a responsibility for nursing and midwifery, infection control and safeguarding children. He is a Professor of Nursing at Birmingham City University and Coventry University. Mark has been a member of the executive committee for the British Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) since 1997, Chairing 1999 - 2001 and President 2005-2009. Mark is the founding editor of the British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing in 1999. He has published widely on advanced practice nursing and perioperative care.


From admission to discharge the book is panoramic, and it is a signal achievement of the authors to have packed it all into one solid handbook. * Jim Young, Glycosmedia.com *

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