Section I of this work deals with core themes and principles of surgical nursing and the overall surgical process; section II concentrates on major common procedures and focuses on the applied anatomy and physiology underpinning surgical interventions and the rationale for nursing care.The approach aims to reflect the changes to diploma-based education whilst retaining the accessibility and practical content of previous editions.
Table of Contents
Section I: Principles of Surgical Nursing. Surgery and Surgical Nursing. Preoperative Care. Intraoperative Care. Postoperative Care. Fluids and Electrolytes in Surgery. Nutrition and Surgical Care. Pain. Infection Control. Wounds and Wound Care. Day Surgery. Minimal Access Surgery. Section II: Nursing Care and Management. Breast Surgery. Thyroid Surgery. Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas and Spleen. Surgery of the Urinary System. Hernias, Amputations and Other Conditions in General Surgery. Index.