Chapter 2. The Peri-Operative Phase

  1. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, RGN1 and
  2. Sylvia Prosser PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)2
  1. Luke Ewart and
  2. Sandra Huntington

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch2

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

How to Cite

Ewart, L. and Huntington, S. (2007) The Peri-Operative Phase, in Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient (eds F. J. McArthur-Rouse and S. Prosser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

  2. 2

    Formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133050

Online ISBN: 9780470691946

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Keywords:

  • anaesthesia;
  • capnography;
  • bi spectral index;
  • narcosis;
  • respiratory depression

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The peri-operative environment

  • Areas of Mentoring Scholarship

  • Patient admission to the operating department

  • Physiological monitoring of the surgical patient

  • The triad of anaesthesia

  • Airway management of the anaesthetised patient

  • Transfer and positioning of the patient

  • Peri-operative fluid management

  • Peri-operative temperature management

  • Immediate post-operative care

  • Self-test questions

  • References and further reading