Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Edition

Author: Jane C. Rothrock, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2019
Pages: 1225 including index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2024

The 16th edition of Alexander’s highlights current surgical techniques and innovations. 

New to this Edition
Robotic-Assisted Surgery boxes highlight a rapidly expanding surgical modality.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery boxes promote review of protocols for early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.
Patient Engagement Exemplar boxes address AORN guidelines on the issues of patient care and involvement of the patient’s family.
New standards and AORN toolkits cover topics ranging from enhanced post-surgical recovery to prevention of pressure ulcers.

Key Features
• Over 400 general and specialty surgical interventions are covered, as well as many minimally invasive surgical procedures, whether performed in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or in a doctor’s office.
• 900 full-color photos and illustrations show surgical anatomy, procedures, and methods.
• Comprehensive coverage includes patient and environmental safety, infection prevention and control, positioning, anesthesia and pain management, and the unique needs of special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients.
• Sample plans of care include nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions.
• Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize the drugs most commonly used for each surgical procedure.
• Patient and Family Education boxes include specific guidelines for preprocedural and postprocedural care, side effects and complications, home care, discharge instructions, and psychosocial care.
• Patient Safety boxes highlight Joint Commission initiatives for patient and staff safety in the surgical setting.
• Best Practice and Research Highlight boxes apply the latest scientific research to patient care.

This activity consists of four quizzes, each worth 20.5 contact hours, or a total of 82 contact hours when you’ve finished all four. 

Section A (Chapters 1-9):
Patient Safety and Risk Management • Workplace Issues and Staff Safety • Infection Prevention and Control • Anesthesia • Patient Positioning • Sutures, Sharps, and Instruments • Surgical Modalities • Wound Healing, Dressings and Drains.

Section B (Chapters 10-15): 
Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management • Gastrointestinal Surgery • Surgery of the Biliary Tract, Pancreas, Liver and Spleen • Hernia Repair • Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery • Genitourinary Surgery.

Section C (Chapters 16-22): 
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery • Breast Surgery • Ophthalmic Surgery • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery • Orthopedic Surgery • Neurosurgery • Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Section D (Chapters 23-30):
Thoracic Surgery • Vascular Surgery • Cardiac Surgery • Pediatric Surgery • Geriatric Surgery • Trauma Surgery • Interventional and Image-Guided Procedures • Integrative Health Practices: Complementary and  Alternative Therapies.

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Section A,B,C and D quizzesShippedSURG19ABCD quiz82.0$90.00
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Section B Quiz onlyOnlineSURG19B (Quiz-Online)20.5$34.00
Section C Quiz onlyOnlineSURG19C (Quiz-Online)20.5$34.00
Section D Quiz onlyOnlineSURG19D (Quiz-Online)20.5$34.00
Section A and B QuizzesShippedSURG19AB Quiz41.0$58.00
Section B and C QuizzesShippedSURG19BC Quiz41.0$58.00
Section A and C QuizzesShippedSURG19AC Quiz41.0$58.00
Section C and D QuizzesOnlineSURG19CD Quiz41.0$58.00
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