Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Edition

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Edited by Jane C. Rothrock

Published by Elsevier

About the Book

This Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Edition is edited by Jane C. Rothrock. This Sixteenth Edition is the definitive text for nurses and surgical technologists training for a career 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, along with review of evidence-based guidelines for practice. From well-known educator Jane C. Rothrock and with every chapter authored by an expert nurse Alexander’s gives you the tools you need to provide safe, high-quality care in the surgical setting.


Over 400 general and specialty surgical interventions are covered, as well as many minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures, whether performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgery setting, or in a doctor’s office.
900 full-color photos and illustrations show surgical anatomy, procedures, and methods.
Comprehensive coverage includes basic perioperative nursing principles, such as patient and environmental safety, infection prevention and control, positioning, anesthesia and pain management, the unique needs of special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients, and more.
Comprehensive practice questions on the Evolve companion website include 300 exam-style questions with rationales.
Perioperative nursing considerations include assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, evaluation, discharge planning, and patient and family education.
Sample plans of care include nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions.
Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize the drugs most commonly used for each surgical specialty, including generic and trade names, indications, and pharmacokinetics.
Patient, Family, and Caregiver Education boxes include specific guidelines for preprocedural and/or postprocedural care, potential complications, home care, discharge instructions, and psychosocial care.
Patient Safety boxes highlight initiatives for patient and staff safety in the surgical setting.
Evidence for Practice and Research Highlight boxes apply the latest scientific research to patient care.
Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of important material.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

PI Foundations for Practice
Concepts Basic to Perioperative Nursing
Patient Safety and Risk Management
Workplace Issues and Staff Safety
Infection Prevention and Control
Positioning the Patient for Surgery
Sutures, Sharps, and Instruments
Surgical Modalities
Wound Healing, Dressings, and Drains
Postoperative Patient Care and Pain Management

PII Surgical Interventions
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas, and Spleen
Hernia Repair
Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
Genitourinary Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Breast Surgery
Ophthalmic Surgery
Otorhinolarygologic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

PIII Special Considerations
Pediatric Surgery
Geriatric Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Interventional and Image-Guided Procedures
Integrative Health Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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Format of the eBook: PDF           Size: 72.3 MB


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