The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is aimed at nurses who care for patients before and after surgery on the main ward areas of a surgical facility. The care needs of surgical patients are core to the role of the nurse and have undergone significant specialization, with the increasing technological and clinical advances in surgery. In addition, the role of the nurse in these areas has changed markedly, undertaking more procedures as well as aspects of assessment, investigation, and treatment as part of the multidisciplinary team. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides a guide relating to all the core elements of surgical care.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to the surgical patient Chapter 2 Managing the surgical ward Chapter 3 Surgical care models Chapter 4 Pre-operative assessments and preparation Chapter 5 Pre-operative optimization Chapter 6 Transfer to other departments or theatre Chapter 7 Intra-operative care Chapter 8 Ward post-operative care Chapter 9 Pain management Chapter 10 Nutrition and hydration Chapter 11 Transfusion of blood products Chapter 12 Wound care Chapter 13 Skin assessment Chapter 14 Infection: prevention, control, and treatment Chapter 15 Post-operative complications Chapter 16 Surgical nursing procedures Chapter 17 Ophthalmology Chapter 18 Upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery Chapter 19 Colorectal and lower gastrointestinal surgery Chapter 20 Trauma and orthopaedics Chapter 21 Vascular surgery Chapter 22 Urology and renal surgery Chapter 23 Neurological and spinal surgery Chapter 24 Burns and plastic surgery Chapter 25 Thoracic surgery Chapter 26 Cardiac surgery Chapter 27 Breast surgery Chapter 28 Gynaecological surgery