Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery by Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN

By Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN

For greater than sixty five years, Alexander's Care of the sufferer in surgical procedure has been a depended on resource for specified info on perioperative nursing. famous writer and educator Jane C. Rothrock units up a superb origin for perform, and gives step by step directions for over four hundred surgical interventions in addition to many minimally invasive surgeries, all sponsored by means of the newest study. greater than 1,000 full-color illustrations and images depict systems and techniques, in addition to surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This version provides quick reaction group containers with steered interventions, plus assurance of latest developments in sufferer and employees protection, the rise in interventional radiology, and the expansion of outpatient ambulatory surgical procedure. Alexander's delivers the instruments you must supply secure, within your budget, high quality sufferer care.

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Medicines in syringes, cups, and basins, both on and off the sterile field). ◆ Take extra care with patients who take anticoagulants. Prevent infection (refers to reducing the risk of healthcareassociated infections). ◆ Use the hand cleaning guidelines from the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ◆ Report patient death or injury from infections acquired in hospitals. ◆ Use proven guidelines to prevent infections that are difficult to treat. ◆ Use proven guidelines to prevent infection of the blood.

Patient and family education and preparation for discharge are critical to the well-being of surgery patients. Each of the chapters in this book that reviews a surgical specialty has a discussion of this critical aspect of perioperative nursing care in order to assist both the nurse and the patient in discussing and anticipating what will be needed during the postoperative recovery and convalescence period. Modified from Flanagan J: Postoperative telephone calls: timing is everything, AORN J 90(1):41-51, 2009.

This helps to avoid recontamination of the hands by water from the elbows and prevents bacterialaden soap and water from contaminating the hands. ◆ Wash each side of the arm from wrist to elbow for 1 minute. ◆ Repeat the process on the other hand and arm, keeping hands above elbows at all times. If the hand touches anything at any time, the scrub must be lengthened by 1 minute for the area that has been contaminated. ◆ Rinse hands and arms by passing them through the water in one direction only, from fingertips to elbow.

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