Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell
ISBN: 0826140092
EAN13: 9780826140098
Language: English
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Book Overview
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