Preparing the patient for surgery

Edited by Chris Callaghan, J. Andrew Bradley and Christopher J. E. Watson

in Emergencies in Clinical Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199219018
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597598 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Preparing the patient for surgery

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Preoperative assessment - Preoperative optimization: introduction - Preoperative fluid management - Preoperative electrolyte correction - Preoperative oxygenation - Preoperative correction of haematological abnormalities - Preoperative optimization of chronic medical conditions - Preoperative thromboembolism prophylaxis - Other preoperative optimization considerations - Arranging theatre - Consent and marking - Preparation for endoscopy - Preparation for interventional radiology

Chapter.  6077 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Peri-operative Care

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