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Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery - 12th edition

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery - 12th edition

ISBN13: 9780323016223

ISBN10: 0323016227

Edition: 12TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2003
International: No

ISBN13: 9780323016223

ISBN10: 0323016227

Edition: 12TH 03


For almost 60 years, this comprehensive reference has been considered the "standard" in perioperative nursing. Developed to assist perioperative personnel to meet the individual needs of surgical patients, it delivers state-of-the-art information that reflects quality contemporary practice. This new 12th edition continues this tradition with up-to-the-minute information to help readers provide safe, cost-effective, and efficient patient care.

New to this Edition :

  • Best Practices boxes are integrated throughout to focus on best practices in the operating room as they pertain to the application of current research.
  • A new chapter on Complementary Therapies (Chapter 32) addresses care from a holistic perspective and helps the reader understand the availability of alternative techniques in caring for the surgical patient.
  • History boxes are integrated throughout to provide interesting side notes about the changes in perioperative practice.

Key Features :

  • Completely updated chapters furnish readers with the latest advances in perioperative care.
  • Information is provided on basic principles and patient care requisites essential to the care of all recipients of perioperative patient care.
  • Sample Care Plans included throughout assist readers in linking their interventions to clearly identified outcomes for quality patient care.
  • The Surgical Modalities chapter provides key content on technological advancements in endoscopic surgery, lasers, electrosurgical modalities, cryosurgery, and telesurgery.
  • Research Highlights reflect the increase in the research relevant to perioperative patient care.
  • Patient and family education and discharge planning is incorporated throughout, both as a special heading in each chapter, and in its own chapter to emphasize the importance of continuity of care from the surgical facility to the home.
  • Unit 2, Surgical Interventions, includes step-by-step procedures for more than 400 contemporary and traditional specialty surgical interventions, as well as numerous minimally invasive surgical procedures that have been recently developed.
  • Unit 3 discusses the unique needs of ambulatory, pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgery patients.
  • Internet Connection sections at the end of every chapter provide important links to additional information for practice.

Author Bio

Rothrock, Jane C. : Delaware County Community College

Jane C. Rothrock, RN, DSNc, CNOR, FAAN, Professor and Program Coordinator Perioperative Nursing, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing
2. Physical Environment of the Operating Room
3. Surgical Modalities
4. Infection Prevention and Control
5. Positioning the Patient for Surgery
6. Sutures, Needles, and Instruments
7. Anesthesia
8. Postoperative Pain Care and Complications
9. Mechanics of Wound Healing
10. Patient Education and Discharge Planning


11. Gastrointestinal Surgery
12. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen
13. Repair of Hernias
14. Gynecologic Surgery and Cesarean Birth
15. Genitourinary Surgery
16. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
17. Breast Surgery
18. Ophthalmic Surgery
19. Otologic Surgery
20. Rhinologic and Sinus Surgery
21. Laryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery
22. Orthopedic Surgery
23. Neurosurgery
24. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
25. Thoracic Surgery
26. Vascular Surgery
27. Cardiac Surgery


28. Ambulatory Surgery
29. Pediatric Surgery
30. Geriatric Surgery
31. Trauma Surgery
32. Complementary Therapies...

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