Perioperative Nursing: An Introduction

  • ISBN 9780729543385

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Perioperative Nursing, An Introduction 3rd edition provides a solid foundation for both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and novice perioperative nurses embarking on their career. Presented in two sections: Professional Practice and Clinical Practice, the text provides an overview of the key concepts, challenges and scope of practice across a range of perioperative environments including: anaesthetics, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, day surgery and evolving perioperative practices outside of hospital settings.

New patient scenarios woven through the text provide the context for the reader to engage in reflective thinking on the patient journey and place the novice practitioner 'into the workplace' to exemplify practice points, rationales and clinical decision making.

Underpinned with the most recent evidence-based practice, research, standards and guidelines, this highly respected text continues to be an indispensable resource for perioperative nurses.




Local and international contributors provide wide and diverse expertise on contemporary perioperative practice, research, and standards.
Learning objectives, critical thinking exercises and research boxes connect nursing theory to nursing practice
Key concepts and scope of practice across a range of perioperative environments
Full colour illustrations
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Answer guide for case studies
Answer guide for critical thinking exercises
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Aligned to the 2020 ACORN Standards
Engaging patient scenarios woven through the text, include patient histories and indications for surgery
Information on managing surgery during pandemics, including COVID 19
Details of the extended roles available in perioperative practice

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