Preparing the patient for theatre

Edited by Suzanne J Hughes and Andy Mardell

in Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199239641
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598014 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Preparing the patient for theatre

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Preoperative preparation - Jewellery and body piercing - Preoperative fasting - Patient safety: surgical safety checklist - Make-up, nail polish, and other considerations - Venous thromboembolism - Preoperative checklist - Anaesthetic check list - Communication - Dignity, anxiety, and promoting equality when preparing the patient for theatre - Children, parents, and carers

Chapter.  5388 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Operating Department Practice ; Peri-operative Care

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