Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery by Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN

By Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN

For greater than sixty five years, Alexander's Care of the sufferer in surgical procedure has been a depended on resource for targeted details on perioperative nursing. famous writer and educator Jane C. Rothrock units up a great beginning for perform, and gives step by step directions for over four hundred surgical interventions in addition to many minimally invasive surgeries, all sponsored by way of the most recent examine. greater than 1,000 full-color illustrations and images depict methods and techniques, in addition to surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This version provides speedy reaction staff bins with steered interventions, plus assurance of latest developments in sufferer and employees protection, the rise in interventional radiology, and the expansion of outpatient ambulatory surgical procedure. Alexander's offers the instruments you want to offer secure, low-budget, top quality sufferer care.

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Roeder JA: The electronic medical record in the surgical setting, AORN J 89(4):677–686, 2009. Spalter AW, Wyatt DA: Antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical site infection: are we doing enough to ensure quality? Periop Nurs Clin 1:211–222, 2006. 17 Stebral LL, Steelman VM: Double gloving for surgical procedures: an evidence-based practice project, Periop Nurs Clin 1:251–260, 2006. Steelman VM: Evidence-based practice, Periop Nurs Clin 1(3):viii–xiv, 2006. Steelman VM: The advanced practice nurse: an essential part of the perioperative leadership team, Periop Nurs Clin 4:51–56, 2009.

RPs and toolkits are evidencebased to the extent possible. These AORN undertakings aim to distill, review, and suggest strategies for implementing perioperative patient care practices. Along with TJC and WHO recommendations, AORN recommendations should be reflected and adopted within institutional policies and procedures and educational curricula for perioperative nursing to the extent possible. , American College of Surgeons [ACS], American Society of Anesthesiologists [ASA], American Association of Nurse Anesthetists [AANA], Association of Surgical Technologists [AST]) have also issued position statements and clinical recommendations related to patient safety.

Give a list of the patient’s medicines to the patient and the patient’s family before the patient is discharged home. Explain the list. Have the patient or the family member repeat back or teach back important considerations in taking these medications. Prevent fires during surgery. ◆ Remind staff about the dangers of fire during surgery. ◆ Fire can be caused by lasers and other heated equipment. ◆ Some fluids and gases can catch fire. Ask staff to use less oxygen under sheets and blankets around the patient.

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