Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Alison Smith, Maria Kisiel, and Mark Radford

Print publication date: May 2016

ISBN: 9780199642663

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

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.