Perianesthesia Nursing Care: A Bedside Guide for Safe Recovery, Second Edition

Author: Daphne Stannard, RN-BC, PhD, CNS; Dina A. Krenzischek, PhD, RN, MAS, CPAN, CFRE, FAAN
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Date Published: 2018
Pages: 432
Cover Type: Loose-Leaf Spiral Binding
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

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Perianesthesia Nursing Care: A Bedside Guide for Safe Recovery, Second Edition is an essential reference for clinicians caring for perianesthesia patients in a variety of situations, such as in a preop and postanesthesia care unit (PACU), an intensive care unit (ICU), a procedural recovery area, or on a labor and delivery unit. Ideal for perianesthesia nursing orientation and perioperative cross-training programs, it is also a valuable tool for nursing students preparing to sit for the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) certification examinations.

With contributions from leading experts, this reference addresses common clinical issues, population-specific knowledge, and surgery-specific knowledge. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on trauma, an increased emphasis on non-OR areas, and an extended focus on pediatric patients.

Table of Content

  • I Core Concepts 
  •  Perianesthesia Organization and Administration • Preanesthesia Care and Preparation of the Patient and Family • Phase I and Phase II Recovery • Airway Issues • Pain Management • Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting • Thermoregulation Issues • Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalance • Integumentary Issue • Infection Prevention Strategies
  • II Population Specific
  • • Principles of Anesthesia • Bariatric Patients • Patients with Chronic Diseases • Critically Ill Patients • Extended Care/Observation Care Patients • Geriatric Patients • Trauma Patients • Patients with Mental Health Considerations • Families of Perianesthesia Patients • Pediatric Patients • Pregnant Patients
  • III Surgery Specific
  • • Abdominal • Cardiac Surgery • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery • Dental and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery • The Endocrine System • ENT Surgery • Genitourinary Surgery • Gynecologic & Obstetric • Neurosurgical • Surgical Oncology • Ophthalmic • Orthopedic Surgery • Thoracic • Liver and Kidney Transplantation • Vascular Surgery • Cardiovascular Interventional • Endoscopic/Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Procedures

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