Perianesthesia Nursing Care: A Bedside Guide for Safe Recovery, Second Edition is an essential reference for clinicians caring for perianesthesia patients in a variety of situations, such as in a preop and postanesthesia care unit (PACU), an intensive care unit (ICU), a procedural recovery area, or on a labor and delivery unit. Ideal for perianesthesia nursing orientation and perioperative cross-training programs, it is also a valuable tool for nursing students preparing to sit for the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) certification examinations.
With contributions from leading experts, this reference addresses common clinical issues, population-specific knowledge, and surgery-specific knowledge. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on trauma, an increased emphasis on non-OR areas, and an extended focus on pediatric patients.
"This book is unique in its focus on nurses caring for perianesthesia patients across all venues where nursing care is delivered. The question-answer format makes it easy to read and locate specific information.
Other books in this field that I have used make it hard to locate specific information and do not address vulnerable populations or specific surgical procedures. I am going to add this book as a reference for my perioperative elective course, so students can explore postsurgical care in a logical way that includes the specific population and the surgical procedure."
-- Linda Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review
The audience is any nurse caring for a perianesthesia patient and the family. I would extend the audience to include student nurses and advanced practice nurses. I would recommend this book for any area where perianesthesia patients are receiving nursing care, both inpatient and outpatient.