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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Current surgical guidelines.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Abdullah Jibawi; David Cade
|Description:||1 online resource (xxxii, 420 pages) : illustrations.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Principles of evidence-based medicine; 1 Principles of evidence-based medicine; Principles of evidence-based medicine; Basic facts; EBM useful terms and techniques; Further reading; Part 2 General care of the surgical patient; 2 Principles of good surgical practice; Principles of good surgical practice; Background; Terminology; By the bedside; Clinical assessment; Record keeping; Performing procedures; Discharge patients and handover practice; Dealing with emergencies; Working with colleagues; Further reading; 3 Principles of admission management. Principles of admission managementBackground; Admission process--good practice; Discharging patients from hospital; Effective admission management--audit areas; Further reading; 4 Day case surgery; Day case surgery; Background; Selection criteria; Discharging patients; Further reading; 5 Good consent practice; Good consent practice; Background; Providing sufficient information; Who should obtain consent?; Good consent practice; Withholding information; Patients lacking capacity; Good consent practice--audit areas; Further reading; 6 Preoperative assessment; Preoperative assessment; Background. General evaluationPreoperative investigations; Further reading; Assessment of cardiovascular system; Background; Cardiac risk factors; Cumulative cardiac risk index; Action plan; Further reading; Assessment of respiratory system; Background; Risk factors; Predicting pulmonary risk; Risk reduction strategies; Other preoperative issues--specific advice and organization; Further reading; 7 Perioperative fasting; Perioperative fasting; Background; Healthy adults--'the 2 and 6 rule'; Children undergoing elective surgery--'the 2, 4, and 6 rule'; Higher risk adults and children. Post-operative oral intake in elective surgeryExceptions from the guidelines; Further reading; 8 Perioperative medical complications; Cardiovascular complications; Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI); Atrial fibrillation (AF); Further reading; Respiratory complications; Post-operative atelectasis; Bronchospasm and asthma-like reaction; Anaphylactic reaction; Further reading; Renal complications; Acute renal failure (ARF); Further reading; Neurological complications; Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke; Further reading; 9 Principles of wound care; Principles of wound care. BackgroundWound assessment; Wound management; Wound cleansing and pressure relief; Tissue management (debridement); Infection control; Dressing selection; Further reading; 10 Preoperative assessment of bleeding risk; Preoperative assessment of bleeding risk; Background; Clinical assessment; Laboratory assessment; Management of bleeding tendency; Further reading; 11 Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis; Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis; Basic facts; Prophylaxis methods; Current recommendations; Further reading; 12 Prevention of infective endocarditis (IE).|
|Series Title:||Oxford medical publications.|
|Responsibility:||Abdullah Jibawi, David Cade.|
The authors are to be commended on compiling such a comprehensive collection of contemporary surgical guidelines and presenting them so clearly that the busy clinician will have no trouble whatsoever