Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: McArthur-Rouse, Fiona; Prosser, Sylvia

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-513305-0

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Assessing and managing the acutely ill adult surgical patient focuses on major surgical conditions and interventions commonly encountered in District General Hospitals which potentially require intensive monitoring and intervention.

The book emphasizes the importance of thorough assessment and interpretation of clinical data, and provides the necessary knowledge to help nurses make sense of their findings and to integrate theory and practice in relation to surgical care.

Part one addresses principles of surgical care for all patients undergoing surgery — including pre-operative assessment and preparation, the peri-operative period and post-operative recovery, post-operative pain management and psychosocial aspects of surgery — which underpin the knowledge and rationale for practice. Part two considers specific surgical conditions and interventions, organised according to surgical specialities. Each chapter considers the underlying patho-physiology, investigation and diagnosis, assessment, monitoring and management of common acute surgical conditions within that specialty.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: McArthur-Rouse, Fiona; Prosser, Sylvia
ISBN: 978-1-40-513305-0
Critical Care
Critical Care Medicine
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Obstetrics & Women's Health
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 272
Year: 2007


Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient