Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management

Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management

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Pre operative assessment of the surgical patient is a key part of the perioperative process. However, it is one that cannot be separated from the other aspects of perioperative management, both clinical and administrative, that ensures the safe and effective treatment of surgical patients. There are a number of books on the market that examine perioperative management anaesthesia and surgical nursing that are only able to touch on the pre-operative assessment process. Pre Operative Assessment a Perioperative Management sets out to be different, by bridging the gap between these texts and the evolving and developing area of practice that pre operative assessment has become in modern healthcare. In order to achieve this Pre Operative Assessment a Perioperative Management has set out to deliver the core clinical aspects of practice, linked to the education and service development needs of a perioperative service. The challenge for such a book is to integrate this knowledge effectively, using the best evidence base, for use in every day practice. The brief to the contributors was to help define pre operative assessment utilising their expertise to draw out some of the leading practices and thoughts of the day. They have achieved this, ensuring that the reader has access to some of the leading experts in international perioperative practice. They have done this in an open and accessible style that will guide the reader though some complex and demanding subjects to enable them to deliver better front line care to surgical patients.Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia (2nd edn). Oxford: Oxford ... General Medical Council (2008). Consent: Patients and Doctors Making Decisions Together. London: GMC. ... Available at: wfsa/html/u08/u08_003. htmlanbsp;...

Title:Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management
Author:Mark Radford
Publisher:M&K Update Ltd - 2011


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