Perioperative care

Joanna Chikwe, Axel Walther and Philip Jones

in Perioperative Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199533350
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725975 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Perioperative care

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Duties of a doctor - Communication skills - Correct site surgery - Consent - Planning for elective surgery - Planning for emergency surgery - Day case surgery - The surgical drug chart - Drugs and surgery - Organizing the list - Fluid management - Fluid balance troubleshooting - Transfusion - Transfusion reactions - Critical care - Theatre - Postoperative management - Pain management - Opioids - NSAIDs and paracetamol - Local anaesthesia - Surgical sepsis - Specific infections - The septic patient - Blood-borne viruses and surgery - Wound care, drains, and stomas - Wound problems - Postoperative haemorrhage - Haematological complications - Alcohol-related problems - Challenging patients - Transplant patients - Death - End of life issues

Chapter.  23986 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Peri-operative Care

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