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Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery - 11th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323001342

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ISBN13: 978-0323001342
ISBN10: 0323001343
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Edition/Copyright: 11TH 99
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery - 11TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323001342

Margaret H. Meeker

ISBN13: 978-0323001342
ISBN10: 0323001343
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 11TH 99
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

ALEXANDER'S CARE OF THE PATIENT IN SURGERY, considered the standard in preoperative care for over 50 years, is a comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike. Unit I covers basic principles and patient care requisites. Unit II details step-by-step procedures for over 400 general and specialty surgical interventions. The unique needs of ambulatory, pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgery patients are discussed in Unit III. New features include highlighted patient education and discharge planning, sample critical pathways, expanded coverage of endoscopic/minimally invasive procedures, and Internet resources. A new chapter, Surgical Modalities, addresses today's technologically advanced preoperative environment.

Table of Contents

UNIT I FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing
Patient and Environment Safety
Surgical Modalities
Infection Prevention and Control
Positioning the Patient for Surgery
Sutures, Needles, and Instruments
Anesthesia
Postoperative Pain Care and Complications
Mechanics of Wound Healing
Patient Education and Discharge Planning

UNIT II SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen
Repair of Hernias
Gynecologic Surgery and Cesarean Birth
Genitourinary Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Breast Surgery
Ophthalmic Surgery
Otologic Surgery
Rhino logic and Sinus Surgery
Laryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Neurosurgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

UNIT III SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Ambulatory Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Geriatric Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Contemporary Issues

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