Perioperative Practice

Fundamentals of Homeostasis

Author: Nicola Baird,John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113457018X

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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Written by experienced nurse lecturers and a theatre nurse, Perioperative Practice highlights and explains the biological processes which can be disrupted by a major surgical procedure. Using the concept of homeostasis as a framework, the authors look at issues common to all surgical procedures such as the influence of anaesthesia on the nervous system or perioperative pain management. Individual chapters cover: the human body and principles of homeostasis the surgical approach and endoscopic procedures perioperative influences on body fluid homeostasis perioperative influences on immunological homeostasis and wound healing perioperative influences on cardiovascular homeostasis perioperative influences on respiratory homeostasis anaesthesia, stress and surgery pain and pain relief in the perioperative patient. Generously illustrated in colour and black and white, the text features further learning activities and useful summaries of key points. It provides an important resource and supporting text for all nurses undertaking courses in theatre work or related areas or already working in such areas.
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Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing

Author: Tonks Fawcett,Roger Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475540

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain: * the concept of homeostasis * the relevance of physiology to common disorders * the patient's response to these disorders * the appropriate nursing response. Each chapter is presented in a standard format with a brief outline of the relevant normal physiology and how homeostatic mechanisms normally cope. The student is led to understand what the patient with a specific disorder feels like and why, and is clearly instructed in what nursing action to take. Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing shows clearly how understanding physiology can improve nursing care and covers the main issues that relate to basic observations. It includes questions to help the reader test their knowledge as they go along and provides an accessible concise text for health care students, particularly nurses.
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Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

Author: Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781766951

Category: Nursing

Page: 2739

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The best-selling textbook of medical-surgical nursing is now in its Eleventh Edition—with updated content throughout and enhanced, state-of-the-art ancillaries. Highlights include a stronger focus on health promotion, more extensive coverage of patients with chronic illness and disabilities, a Watch and Learn feature linked to audiovisuals on the free bound-in CD-ROM, and Evidence-Based Practice questions in each chapter linked to journal articles on the book's companion Website. A new, more engaging design features photographs of nurses interacting with patients. This edition's thoroughly revamped CD-ROM includes over 4,000 revised study questions and numerous three-dimensional animations that demonstrate disease processes. The companion Website at thePoint includes over 70 free journal articles.
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Understanding Anaesthesia

Author: Len E. S. Carrie,Peter J. Simpson,Mansukh T. Popat

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 431

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`Medical students and new entrants to anaesthesia will find this book gives an excellent flavour of what the specialty is about. I highly recommend it.' British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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The pain drugs handbook

Author: Sota Omoigui

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 603

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Entries incl. class/uses/dosing/elimination/preparations/ pharmacokinetics/interactions/toxicity/adverse reactions/etc
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Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Author: Paul Wicker,Joy O'Neill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188502

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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Caring for the Perioperative Patient is a practical, evidence–based and innovative book that identifies and discusses the essential core skills and knowledge required by perioperative practitioners to care for their patients. Divided into two sections, the first explores core perioperative issues, such as pharmacology, communication, homeostasis, and equipment. The second part of the book looks at more specific perioperative practice issues, including enhanced competence, patient preparation, and care of the patient during anaesthesia, surgery, and recovery. This updated new edition is skills–focused and uses examples of techniques or procedures to illustrate how skills can be applied in perioperative practice. It is essential reading for nurses or operating department practitioners (ODPs) who perform scrub, circulating, anaesthetic and recovery roles whilst caring for perioperative patients, as well as nursing and ODP students working in perioperative care. New edition of a successful text for perioperative practitioners and students Emphasises holistic patient centred care Focused on key skills and knowledge required by practitioners Explores the evidence–base for safe and effective practice
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Tabbner's Nursing Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis,Kate Stainton,Jodie Hughson

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729541142

Category: Medical

Page: 1082

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A vital member of the health care team, the contemporary enrolled nurse faces increasing challenges and an increasing level of responsibility. Written specifically for Australian and New Zealand enrolled nurse students, this long awaited new edition reflects the changes and challenges in contemporary enrolled nurse practice as well as the additions and modifications that are occurring in nursing curricula. Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice 5th edition has been written, reviewed and edited by the people who educate the enrolled nurse and continues to provide enrolled nurse students with the most comprehensive resource available.
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Fundamentals of Anaesthesia

Author: Colin Pinnock,Ted Lin,Tim Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781841101149

Category: Medical

Page: 963

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The second edition of Fundamentals of Anaesthesia builds upon the success of the first edition, and encapsulates the modern practice of anaesthesia in a single volume. Written and edited by a team of expert contributors, it provides a comprehensive but easily readable account of all of the information required by the FRCA Primary examination candidate and has been expanded to include more detail on all topics and to include new topics now covered in the examination. As with the previous edition, presentation of information is clear and concise, with the use of lists, tables, summary boxes and line illustrations where necessary to highlght important information and aid the understanding of complex topics. Great care has been taken to ensure an unrivalled consistency of style and presentation throughout.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Herne Bay Through Time

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445640325

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Herne Bay has changed and developed over the last century.
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Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

Author: John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165283

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances. Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis. Features of the third edition include: An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control Photographs of common clinical conditions Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.
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Essential Enrolled Nursing Skills for Person-Centred Care

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis,Kate Stainton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585530

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Essential Enrolled Nursing Skills for Person-Centred Care, 1st edition, Workbook is an indispensable tool that will assist students in mastering the clinical skills required to deliver the highest-quality care. Specifically developed to support Tabbner s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition, the workbook features the essential skills that form part of the assessment for Diploma of Nursing students. Based on evidence-based practice, each skill features a step-by-step approach and rationale to help understanding of how and why a skill is performed. Directly aligned to Tabbner s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition All skills and competency checklists align to the new 2016 Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice, aswell as the most recent Diploma of Nursing training package HLT51612 Competency checklists feature the Bondy Rating Scale, providing a valuable tool for assessment Equipment list for each skill Reflection opportunity at the end of each competency checklist to encourage learning Includes the decision-making framework for the EN "
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Gastrointestinal Nursing

Author: Graeme Smith,Roger Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143371

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. There has been a steady increase in nurse-led services and gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding area. This comprehensive text lays the foundation by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach will be the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, covering psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life.
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Perioperative Fluid Management

Author: Ehab Farag,Andrea Kurz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319391410

Category: Medical

Page: 407

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This book presents the most recent evidence-based facts on perioperative fluid management and discusses fluid management from basic sciences to clinical applications and the patients’ outcomes. Recent advances in understanding the Revised Starling principle with new concepts in tissue perfusion and the most recent techniques of perioperative goal directed fluid management are described. The endothelial glycocalyx functions and the influence of fluid management on its integrity are covered in detail; moreover, the techniques for its protection are also discussed. The dilemma of perioperative use of hydroxyethyl starch solutions and the resurgence of interest in using human albumin as an alternative colloid is explored. The problems of using unbuffered solutions during the perioperative period and comparison between restrictive versus liberal fluid management are discussed in full. Perioperative Fluid Management will be of interest to anesthesiologists and also intensivists.
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The SAGES / ERAS® Society Manual of Enhanced Recovery Programs for Gastrointestinal Surgery

Author: Liane S. Feldman,Conor P. Delaney,Olle Ljungqvist,Francesco Carli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319203649

Category: Medical

Page: 371

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This volume presents a comprehensive, up to date and practical approach to creating an ERAS program for GI surgery. The first sections review the evidence underlying individual elements of ERAS, including evidence from laparoscopic procedures when available or pointing to evidence gaps where more research is required. These are written by experts in the field, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and physiotherapists. The format is in the style of a narrative review, with narrative evidence review, and concluding with a table with “take home messages” and 3-5 key references for readers interested in more depth in each topic. Each chapter also addresses management of common complications and patient selection or exceptions. Subsequent chapters address practical concerns, including creation of a pathway team, project management and engaging administration. Experts contribute real-world examples of their pathways for a variety of procedures, including colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, upper GI and hepatobiliary surgery, enabling the user to have a starting point for creating their own programs. The SAGES Manual of Enhanced Recovery Programs for Gastrointestinal Surgery will be of great value to fully trained surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and administrators interested in initiating an ERAS program.
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Site Surveying and Levelling

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135138168

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 9090

This popular and useful text has been completely revised and up-dated so that it forms and indipensible handbook for any student of surveying. An additional chapter on modern developments is included and the text has also been extended to cover ordnance survey; calculation of areas; computation of true horizontal length; measurement of vertical angles; Code of Measuring Practice; curve ranging and calculations of volumes for earthworks.
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Secret Life of the Human Body

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781844039784

Category:

Page: 192

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Most of us take our body for granted and are never aware of its amazing capabilities. This book looks at how the seven octillion atoms that make up the human body are grouped into organs, tissues, nerves, fibres, fluids and more in such a way that the entire system runs smoothly without us ever knowing about it. It explains the hidden world of hormones and enzymes, the battleground of your immune system, the senses and much more. It also reveals the astonishing secrets of the human body, from the 15 'other senses' we have beyond the known five, to the reason we have eyes capable of seeing the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million light years away. Chapters include: Cells, tissues and body structure The skin, skeleton and muscles The cardiovascular system Internal protectors: warriors behind the scenes The respiratory system
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ÒThe Most Dangerous Moment of the WarÓ

JapanÕs Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003354

Category: History

Page: 208

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In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took place, said by Sir Winston Churchill to be Òthe most dangerous moment of the war,Ó when the Japanese made their only major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. Historian Sir Arthur Bryant said, ÒA Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean, isolated the Middle East and brought down the Churchill government.Ó War in the Far East had erupted with the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, followed in succession by Japanese drives on the Philippines, Indochina, the Java Sea and Singapore. Seemingly unstoppable, the Japanese now had a vast new empire, and having crippled the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon. Occupation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert. And aside from the British Eastern Fleet, the Indian Ocean lay undefended. So far the Japanese had suffered no significant losses and the question on everyoneÕs lips was how soon the enemy would appear off India. In April 1942 a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers, four battleships and 30 other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal. After the war Churchill said that potential disaster was averted by the actions of one pilot, Squadron Leader L.J. Birchall, who in his Catalina flying boat spotted the Japanese warships massing some 350 miles from Ceylon. He was shot down by a Japanese Zero but not before sending a brief radio message back to his base. This gave the islandÕs defense forces time to prepare. In the ferocious battles that followed, the British lost a carrier, two heavy cruisers and many other ships; however, the Japanese eventually turned back, never to sail against India again. John Clancy, whose father survived the sinking of HMS Cornwall during the battle, tells the story of this dramatic but little known campaign in which a major Allied catastrophe was only narrowly averted.
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