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Alexander's care of the patient in surgery

Jane C. Rothrock (Editor, Author), Donna R. McEwen (Editor)
Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Edition is the definitive resource for nurses and surgical technologists training to assist in the operating room. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions cover patient care in more than 400 surgical interventions, including positioning, instrumentation, and postoperative care. New to this edition is additional coverage of robotic surgery and of cultural awareness, along with the latest standards of practice
Print Book, English, 2019
16th edition View all formats and editions
Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri, 2019
xx, 1225 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
9780323479141, 0323479146
Unit I: Foundations for practice
Concepts basic to perioperative nursing
Patient safety and risk management
Workplace issues and staff safety
Infection prevention and control
Positioning the patient for surgery
Sutures, sharps, and instruments
Surgical modalities
Wound healing, dressings, and drains
Postoperative patient care and pain management
Unit II: Surgical interventions
Gastrointestinal surgery
Surgery of the biliary tract, pancreas, liver, and spleen
Hernia repair
Gynecologic and obstetric surgery
Genitourinary surgery
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Breast surgery
Ophthalmic surgery
Otorhinolaryngologic surgery
Orthopedic surgery
Reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery
Thoracic surgery
Vascular surgery
Cardiac surgery
Unit III: Special considerations
Pediatric surgery
Geriatric surgery
Trauma surgery
Interventional and image-guided procedures
Integrative health practices: complementary and alternative therapies
Appendix A: Laboratory values