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Perioperative Practice at a Glance (At a Glance
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Preface vii Acknowledgements viii Surgical and anaesthetic abbreviations and acronyms ix How to use your textbook xiii Part 1 Introduction to perioperative practice 1 1 Preoperative patient preparation 2 2 Theatre scrubs and personal protective equipment (PPE) 4 3 Preventing the transmission of infection 6 4 Preparing and managing equipment 8 5 Perioperative patient care 10 6 Surgical Safety Checklist - Part 1 12 7 Surgical Safety Checklist - Part 2 14 8 Legal and professional accountability 16 9 Interprofessional teamworking 18 Part 2 Anaesthesia 21 10 Preparing anaesthetic equipment 22 11 Checking the anaesthetic machine 24 12 Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems 26 13 Anaesthetic drugs 28 14 Perioperative fluid management 30 15 Monitoring the patient 32 16 General anaesthesia 34 17 Local anaesthesia 36 18 Regional anaesthesia 38 Part 3 Surgery 41 19 Roles of the circulating and scrub team 42 20 Basic surgical instruments 44 21 Surgical scrubbing 46 22 Surgical positioning 48 23 Maintaining the sterile field 50 24 Sterilisation and disinfection 52 25 Swab and instrument counts 54 26 Working with electrosurgery 56 27 Tourniquet management 58 28 Wounds and dressings 60 Part 4 Recovery 63 29 Introducing the recovery room 64 30 Patient handover 66 31 Postoperative patient care - Part 1 68 32 Postoperative patient care - Part 2 70 33 Monitoring in recovery 72 34 Maintaining the airway 74 35 Common postoperative problems 76 36 Managing postoperative pain 78 37 Managing postoperative nausea and vomiting 80 Part 5 Perioperative emergencies 83 38 Caring for the critically ill 84 39 Airway problems 86 40 Rapid sequence induction 88 41 Bleeding problems 90 42 Malignant hyperthermia 92 43 Cardiovascular problems 94 44 Electrosurgical burns 96 45 Venous thromboembolism 98 46 Latex allergy 100 Part 6 Advanced surgical practice 103 47 Assisting the surgeon 104 48 Shaving, marking, prepping and draping 106 49 Retraction of tissues 108 50 Suture techniques and materials 110 51 Haemostatic techniques 112 52 Laparoscopic surgery 114 53 Orthopaedic surgery 116 54 Cardiac surgery 118 55 Things to do after surgery 120 References and further reading 122 Index 144

About the Author

Paul Wicker is Head of Perioperative Studies, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK. He is also Consultant Editor of the Journal of Operating Department Practice (published by Mark Allen Publishers) and author of Wiley title Caring for the Perioperative Patient.

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