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Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition

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Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826140098

An Orientation and Care Guide

Author: Theresa Criscitelli EdD, RN, CNOR

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“I am thrilled with the second edition of [this] book to guide seasoned preceptors, students, novice nurses, and novice CSTs through orientation in the perioperative setting…Take advantage of this book. Read it, highlight it, and keep it with you always!”

-Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator

Surgical Technology

Nassau Community College

From the Foreword

Featuring essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, this guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor—for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors—is newly updated to reflect the 2017 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decisionmaking, and perioperative skills.

Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines
  • Hand hygiene
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient information management
  • Surgical smoke safety
  • Safe use of energy-generating devices
  • Hypothermia
  • Sterilization and central processing
  • Robotic surgery
  • Levels of sedation/anesthesia
  • Surgical attire

Key Features:

  • Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors
  • Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more
  • Includes Fast Facts feature reinforcing key orientation information
  • Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 12, 2018
  • Page Count 192
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826140098

Table of Contents 

Contents

Foreword Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, CMSLO, FAAN

Foreword Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I PERSONAL AND PATIENT PREPARATION

1. Surgical Attire

2. Preoperative Considerations

3. Patient Positioning

4. Surgical Skin Preparation

5. Draping the Patient for Surgery

Part II ENVIRONMENT AND PROCESSING CONSIDERATIONS

6. Operating Room Environment Requirements

7. Sterile Technique

8. Sterilization and Central Processing

9. Surgical Supplies

Part III SURGICAL BASICS

10. Basic Surgical Procedures

11. Surgical Instrumentation

12. Electrosurgery

13. Surgical Energy and Stapling Devices

14. Surgical Dressings

Part IV ADDITIONAL OPERATING ROOM CONSIDERATIONS

15. Medications

16. Anesthesia

17. Complications and Emergencies in the Operating Room

18. Legal Aspects of Operating Room Practice

Bibliography

Index