PeriAnesthesia Nursing, A Critical Care Approach, 5th Edition

PeriAnesthesia Nursing

5 th Edition A Critical Care Approach

By Cecil B. Drain, PhD, RN, CRNA, FAAN, FASAHP, Professor & Dean, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA; and Jan Odom-Forren, RN, BSN, MS, CPAN, FAAN, Perianesthesia / Perioperative Consultant, Co-Editor, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, Louisville, KY


Section I: The Post Anesthesia Care Unit

1. Space Planning and Basic Equipment Systems

2. Perianesthesia Nursing as a Specialty

3. Management and Policies

4. Patient Safety in PACU: Managing Crises

5. Infection Control in the PACU

6. Managed Care and its Impact on the PACU

7. Legal Issues in the PACU

8. Ethics of Health Care in the PACU

9. Research: Evidence Based Clinical Practice

Section II: Physiological Considerations in the PACU

10. The Nervous System

11. The Cardiovascular System

12. The Respiratory System

13. The Renal System

14. Fluids and Electrolytes and Blood Component Therapy

15. The Endocrine System

16. The Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal System

17. The Integumentary System

18. The Immune System

Section III: Concepts in Anesthetic Agents

19. Basic Principles of Pharmacology

20. Inhalation Anesthesia

21. Nonopioid Intravenous Anesthetics

22. Opioid Intravenous Anesthetics

23. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

24. Local Anesthetics

25. Regional Anesthesia

Section IV: Nursing Care in the PACU

26. Transition from the Operating Room to the PACU

27. Assessment and Monitoring of the Perianesthesia Patient

28. Patient Education and Care of the Perianesthesia Patient

29. Postanesthesia Care Complications

30. Assessment and Management of the Airway

31. Assessment and management in the PACU

32. Perianesthesia Care of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Neck, and Maxillofacial Surgical Patient

33. Perianesthesia Care of the Ophthalmic Surgical Patient

34. Perianesthesia Care of the Thoracic Surgical Patient

35. Perianesthesia Care of the Cardiac Surgical Patient

36. Perianesthesia Care of the Vascular Surgical Patient

37. Perianesthesia Care of the Orthopedic Surgical Patient

38. Perianesthesia Care of the Neurosurgical Patient

39. Perianesthesia Care of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgical Patient

40. Perianesthesia Care of the Gastrointestinal, Abdominal, and Anorectal Surgical Patient

41. Perianesthesia Care of the Genitourinary Surgical Patient

42. Perianesthesia Care of the Obstetric and Gynecological Surgical Patient

43. Perianesthesia Care of the Breast Surgical Patient

44. Perianesthesia Care of the Plastic Surgical Patient

45. Perianesthesia Care of the Thermally Injured Patient

46. Perianesthesia Care of the Ambulatory Surgical Patient

47. Perianesthesia Care and the Laser/Laparoscopic Surgical Patient

Section V: Special Considerations

48. Perianesthesia Care of the Patient with Chronic Disorders

49. Perianesthesia Care of the Pediatric Patient

50. Perianesthesia Care of the Geriatric Patient

51. Perianesthesia Care of the Pregnant Patient

52. Perianesthesia Care of the Substance Using Patient

53. Perianesthesia Care of the Patient with Thermal Imbalance

54. Perianesthesia Care of the Shock Trauma Patient

55. Bioterrorism and its Impact on the PACU

56. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the PACU