Prepare for success on your CNOR certification exam and in perioperative nursing! Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Edition is
the definitive resource for nurses and surgical technologists training
to assist in the operating room. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions
cover patient care in more than 400 surgical interventions, including
positioning, instrumentation, and postoperative care. New to this
edition is additional coverage of robotic surgery and of cultural
awareness, along with the latest standards of practice. From well-known
educator Jane C. Rothrock - and with every chapter authored by an expert
surgeon/nurse writing team - Alexander’s gives you the tools you need to provide safe, high-quality care in the surgical setting.
New to this edition
NEW! Robotic-Assisted Surgery boxes highlight a rapidly expanding surgical modality.
NEW! Enhanced Recovery After Surgery boxes promote review of protocols for early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.
NEW! Patient Engagement Exemplar boxes optimize surgical outcomes by addressing 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.
By Jane C. Rothrock, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Professor and Director, Perioperative Programs, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Table of Contents: Unit 1: Foundations for Practice 1. Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing 2. Patient Safety and Risk Management 3. Workplace Issues and Staff Safety 4. Infection Prevention and Control 5. Anesthesia 6. Positioning the Patient for Surgery 7. Sutures, Sharps, and Instruments 8. Surgical Modalities 9. Wound Healing, Dressings, and Drains 10. Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management Unit 2: Surgical Interventions 11. Gastrointestinal Surgery 12. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen 13. Hernia Repair 14. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery 15. Genitourinary Surgery 16. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery 17. Breast Surgery 18. Ophthalmic Surgery 19. Otorhinolarygologic Surgery 20. Orthopedic Surgery 21. Neurosurgery 22. Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 22. Thoracic Surgery 23. Vascular Surgery 24. Cardiac Surgery Unit 3: Special Considerations 26. Pediatric Surgery 27. Geriatric Surgery 28. Trauma Surgery 29. Interventional and Image-Guided Procedures 30. Integrative Health Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies