A straightforward primer on theatre work and basic anesthetics for personnel working in the operating theatre, including theatre, anaesthetic and recovery nurses, and operating department assistants. It covers standard principles in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and microbiology, and gives a brief introduction to physics and electronics. It also covers fundamentals of clinical practice in anaesthesia, surgery, recovery, and intensive care.
Operating Theatre Techniques describes the principles and techniques of operating theater nursing that correlate with different teaching programs and varied practices. The subject is treated from a nurse's view of the theater situation and of the job she has to perform. Personal attitude is discussed rather than assumed, since it is a big factor in teamwork and in respect for technique. The book can be adapted to any institution, regardless of bed capacity, location, available funds, diseases treated, and theater staff. Comprised of 21 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the surgical team and the responsibility of each member with respect to patient care. The responsibility of the entire surgical team in preventing infections from occurring in the operating theater is then discussed, along with the hazards and some of the rules observed in hospital theaters to prevent them. Subsequent chapters focus on the importance of a nurse's personal attitude; the equipment used in an operating theater, including glassware; drugs and solutions used in the operating theater; and some important principles involved in the use of linen in the operating theater. The nurse's responsibility to the anesthetist is also described. The final chapter is a list of terms used in surgery. This monograph is intended for nurses who want to gain basic knowledge in operating theater work, thereby increasing their value as members of the surgical team.
Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice seeks to embrace the knowledge needed for the generic theatre worker, be they nurse or anaesthetic assistant, as envisaged in the Bevan Report. It clarifies the underlying principles needed for an understanding of anaesthetic and surgical practice. It both defines the level of knowledge required for the ODP Level III qualification and covers the practical aspects of operating department practice, wherever relevant. The book also serves as a comprehensive reference to the principles and practice of modern operating department practice and is essential reading for anyone involved in care of the patient in the operating department environment, both in training and in practice.
This is a fun, yet serious description of life inside a busy operating room.It has interesting anecdotes plus real life job descriptions.It provides a window into the busy and stressful life of an operating room nurse. It is done with humor and interspersed with cute illustrations.
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition • discussion • description of the surgery • preparation of the patient • skin preparation • draping technique • instrumentation • supplies • and special notes pertinent to that surgery.
This is an essential ‘theory’ textbook for the ODP degree and diploma and is the first to bring together the ‘non practical’ issues taught on the course.
For the health-care professional, the operating theater is a highly specialized environment, and this reference provides the foundational knowledge necessary to make one's first experience in the theater a meaningful one by assisting the student to become a safe practitioner and a valuable part of a multidisciplinary team. Explaining the importance of sound infection-control practices and offering an introduction to anesthesia, this account also discusses the specific ethical and legal issues relevant to theater practice and ways to reduce the possibility of contamination and cross-contamination.
This handbook details the nursing care of patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery. It deals with diseases, disorders and injuries of the mouth, jaw and face and provides information on the full spectrum of patient care from pre-admission to discharge planning. It is jointly written by nurses and consultants in the area of maxillofacial surgery, and combines elements of nursing care with medical and surgical information. It provides an attractive alternative to the heavier medical tomes that nurses have come to rely upon.
“I am thrilled with the second edition of [this] book to guide seasoned preceptors, students, novice nurses, and novice CSTs through orientation in the perioperative setting...Take advantage of this book. Read it, highlight it, and keep it with you always!” -Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR Program Director and Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology Nassau Community College From the Foreword With essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, the guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor—for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors—is newly updated to reflect the 2017 AORN guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decision-making, and perioperative skills. Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear, learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines Hand hygiene Minimally invasive surgery Patient information management Surgical smoke safety Safe use of energy-generating devices Hypothermia Sterilization and Central Processing regarding Flexible Endoscopic Processing Robotic surgery Moderate sedation for RNs Surgical attire Key Features: Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more Published in convenient pocket size for information at a moment’s notice Includes Fast-Facts-in-a-Nutshell feature reinforcing key orientation information Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature
Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook that covers all aspects of anesthesia care in OOR settings, from financial considerations to anesthetic techniques to quality assurance. With increasing numbers of procedures such as cardiac catheterization and imaging taking place outside of the main OR, anesthesia providers as well as non-anesthesia members of the patient care team will find this book critical to their understanding of the principles of anesthesia care in unique settings which may have limited physical resources. The book includes chapters on patient monitoring techniques, pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure care, and procedural sedation performed by non-anesthesia providers. Its authors address problems of anesthesia that have unique answers in OOR settings, such as patient transport and cardiac arrest, and discuss technological progress and considerations for the future. The text also covers surgical procedures and anesthetic considerations by procedure location, such as radiology, infertility clinics, field and military environments, and pediatric settings, among many others Select guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are provided as well. Edited by the senior faculty from Harvard Medical School and with contributions from other academic institutions, Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room provides a unique and convenient compendium of expertise and experience.
For over 50 years, Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique, 13th Edition has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it clearly covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes. With a strong focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients, this updated and expanded new edition gives students the knowledge they need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care. Detailed information on the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles enhances your understanding of basic surgical principles and techniques. Emphasis on teamwork among perioperative caregivers encourages cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status help you learn how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients. Focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients gives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care. Content on perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures. Chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions help you quickly find important information and focus your study time. New illustrations reflect new and changing perioperative procedures, and provide you with key safety information like how to maintain a sterile field, gown, and glove. Enhanced TEACH manual and extensive Evolve resources maximize classroom learning. All Evolve materials are highlighted within the text. Step-by-step coverage of the foundations of surgical techniques enables you to effectively apply basic principles to practice. Additional and updated tables and boxes call attention to the most important concepts from the text. References highlight the evidence-based practice approach used throughout the text. Enhanced! A strong safety focus includes increased coverage of malignant hyperthermia, bullying and zero-tolerance policies, airway fire, verbal orders, medications, patient identification, pharmacology for bariatric patients, calculating blood loss, National Patient Safety Goals, and more. NEW! "Pros and Cons" boxes provide the positive and negative aspects of specific perioperative practices, allowing nurses to better understand their choices in patient care. Improved! Emphasis on quality gives you the most current information on magnet status, performing an effective 5-minute assessment, the nurse practitioner as first assistant, accurately marking specimens, patient positioning, surgical conscience, and working with outsiders inside the OR environment. NEW! Coverage of new equipment, including: sponge-counting machines, Lapra-TY, silver-infused dressings, neat suture books, and more. NEW! Body Spectrum added to Evolve site to help you review anatomy and physiology.
Jog your memory and be confident in your ability to adapt in the fast-paced OR environment! Refresh your knowledge of the essentials of aseptic technique, surgical conscience, anatomy, basic set-up, instruments, and sutures. Be ready for challenging situations with tips for communicating effectively in the OR. Anticipate need and attune your critical thinking to be able to set up your back table and mayo stand quickly and efficiently, count effectively, and communicate well with your team. Consult it to organize your case so you can start and end it with confidence.
A unique “survival manual” for clinicians new to the operating room This one-of-a-kind resource answers all the questions that newbie clinicians , nurses, and allied health workers have about the Operating Room but are afraid to ask. It is a complete and candid explanation of the sights, sounds, technologies, personalities, and culture that readers will experience when they enter that complex, stress-inducing world. Introduction to the Operating Room delivers the practical, real-world guidance newcomers need to ensure patient safety and their own career success. The book is logically divided into two sections: Part 1 discusses the people of the Operating Room and includes companion video interviews that clarify roles and expectations. This section also delves into the politics and culture of the Operating Room. Part 2 is devoted to the equipment of the Operating Room. · The first book to combine a description of OR people/culture/rules with discussion of equipment/technology · Includes a valuable glossary of “Operating Speak” that translates the language of the Operating Room to everyday language · A great resource to help readers impress the attendings and staff of the Operating Room
The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
Modern Practical Nursing Series, Volume 2: Theatre Routine provides information pertinent to the tasks of a nurse. This book discusses the various qualities and the basic nursing skills that are required of a nurse. Organized into 42 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the general fundamental nursing skills and how to apply them. This text then stimulates thought about nursing in different hospital situations. Other chapters consider the various methods of sterilization and the method of cleaning each piece of equipment and each instrument in operation. This book discusses as well the responsibilities of scrub nurse both to surgeon and patient. The final chapter deals with the operative procedure that scrub nurse and personnel should follow before proceeding with operation. This book is a valuable resource for nurses.
Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine is a highly practical textbook for trainees in anaesthesia and an invaluable guide for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners. The superbly organized and easy-to read format of the book has been retained from previous editions. The text has been comprehensively updated and more focused on the FRCA with the addition of exam tips and new questions. A new chapter addresses the topical and ever expanding field of ‘Point of Care Testing’ in anaesthesia and intensive care. Clear colour photographs and illustrations as well as over 100 interactive self-assessment OSCE questions complete this concise account of anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical settings.
A must-have manual for anyone working with instruments in the clinical environment!Instrumentation for the Operating Room: A Photographic Manual, 9th Edition provides a practical, true-color guide to today's most commonly used surgical instruments. A reader-friendly format includes clear instructions on preparation, sterilization, and setup, and goes beyond other books in showing not only individual instruments but also instruments in sets according to surgical procedure. This edition includes 13 new chapters as well as many new photographs throughout the book. Written by an experienced perioperative nurse, Shirley Tighe, this resource includes more than 1,000 photographs of instruments and instrument tips in the book and on the Evolve companion website - that's more than any other manual! Over 800 photographs in the book show both individual and sets of instruments, including whole instruments and instrument tips, to help in distinguishing between similar types.Instrument Preparation for Surgery unit discusses the importance of proper instrument handling and sterilization, including proper placement within sterilization trays.Entire unit on female reproductive surgery focuses on a key area not well covered in other books.Excellent quality of photos is enhanced by a consistent background to show the detail and true color of the instruments.A logical organization covers instruments by surgical procedures, beginning with simpler surgeries and progressing to more specialized instruments and their setups.Coverage of instrumentation addresses a single surgery in each chapter, showing instruments first as a set, then displaying them individually, and featuring instrument tips as appropriate.Spiral-bound format allows the book to lay flat for easier access while on the job. Six NEW chapters are included in the updated Genitourinary Surgery unit.NEW photographs are added to the Neurosurgery unit.NEW! Evolve companion website includes photographs and images of less common procedures.
Using real-life interview extracts, this insightful book presents a contemporary picture of interprofessional collaborative practice in a wide range of settings. Encouraging readers to think critically about their own practice and learning, itdemonstrates how important effective teamwork is in modern the health and social care context.
In today's world of cost efficient management of medicine, the need to effectively administer the functions of the operating room are paramount. This text serves as a guide to efficient management and operation of the operating room, thus ensuring the highest quality of care as well as effective cost management. It addresses organizational structure as well as the business and economic aspects of operating room management including negotiating managed care contracts, in-patient and out -patient settings, anesthesia and surgical organization. Addresses health care industry changes that specifically effect the OR --- and offers practical solutions to these challenges Includes information for all operating room personnel, MD and non-MD Utilizes a quality of care / for profit perspective --- ensures the best care and maximum cost management Discusses JCAHO issues for the operating room Includes information on re-engineering the operating room management team and redesigning the OR committee Discusses perioperative assessment, clinical structure and function

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