The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperative care and recovery nursing, focussing on the patients' journey before, during and after surgery. Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient care delivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all steps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section on perioperative emergencies. The book is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style.
Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualising the Handbook. Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing, operating department practice and pharmacy, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practising within the perioperative environment.