Theatre procedures and prophylaxis

David J. Leaper

in Operative Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198510567
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728327 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Theatre procedures and prophylaxis

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Theatre discipline 30

Patient care in operating theatre 32

Day case surgery 34

Evaluation of X-rays in surgery 36

Prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis 38

Antibiotic prophylaxis 40

Bowel preparation 42

HIV and AIDS precautions 44

There are many time-honoured procedures in theatre which do not have an accepted evidence base. Nevertheless it would flaunt danger to disregard them, particularly as we currently enjoy the lowest figure of morbidity and mortality despite operating on a sicker and old cohort of patient. There are some downsides; the increase of emergent and resistant organisms such as ...

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Subjects: Surgery ; Operating Department Practice

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