Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

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Alison Smith, Maria Kisiel, Mark Radford
Oxford University Press, May 19, 2016 - Medical - 752 pages
Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients. This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.

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3 Surgical care models
4 Preoperative assessments and preparation
5 Preoperative optimization
6 Transfer to other departments or theatre
7 Intraoperative care
8 Ward postoperative care
9 Pain management
10 Nutrition and hydration
18 Upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery
19 Colorectal and lower gastrointestinal surgery
20 Trauma and orthopaedics
21 Vascular surgery
22 Urology and renal surgery
23 Neurological and spinal surgery
24 Burns and plastic surgery
25 Thoracic surgery

11 Transfusion of blood products
12 Wound care
13 Skin assessment
prevention control and treatment
15 Postoperative complications
16 Surgical nursing procedures
17 Ophthalmology
26 Cardiac surgery
27 Breast surgery
28 Gynaecological surgery
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Alison 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 is currently an Executive director of a 500m Healthcare organisation. He leads a team of Associate Directors of Nursing and Head of Midwifery for nursing and midwifery. Mark qualified as 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.

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