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Contents Contributors Acknowledgements Preface PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF CARING FOR ACUTE SURGICAL PATIENTS 1. Pre-Operative assessment and preparation Curie Scott, Fiona J McArthur-Rouse, Jane McLean 2. The Peri-Operative Phase Luke Ewart and Sandra Huntington 3. Post-Operative Recovery Sylvia Prosser and Fiona J McArthur-Rouse 4. Post-Operative Pain Management Jane McLean, Sandra Huntington, Fiona J McArthur-Rouse 5. Psychosocial Aspects of Surgery Fiona J McArthur-Rouse and Tim Collins PART 2: SURGICAL SPECIALITIES 6. Head and Neck Surgery Tracey Sharpe and Carma Harnett 7. Vascular Surgery Ann M. Price 8. Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Ian Felstead 9. Surgery of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Ian Felstead 10. Urological Surgery Ian Felstead and Jane McLean 11. Women¿s Health Fiona J McArthur-Rouse 12. Orthopaedic Surgery Ann Newman 13. Identifying and Managing Life-Threatening Situations Tim Collins and Catherine I Plowright 14. Self-Test Answers Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Perioperative Care -- Nurses' Instruction.
Acute Disease -- therapy -- Nurses' Instruction.
Nursing Assessment -- Nurses' Instruction.
Surgical Procedures, Operative -- Nurses' Instruction.