Perioperative nursing

Sutherland-Fraser, Sally and Osborne, Sonya and Bryant, Kim (2016) Perioperative nursing. In: Perioperative nursing: an introduction, 2nd ed. Elsevier, Marrickville, Australia, pp. 1-29. ISBN 9780729542333


This chapter introduces the beginning perioperative nurse to the key concepts and principles informing perioperative practice within Australasia. It describes the patient care roles of the nurse as well as the perioperative context and culture that inform the delivery of care during the surgical patient's journey. Aspects of the regulatory environment are examined, such as advocacy, accountability, delegation and scope of practice. In addition, the chapter explores the role of professional associations and highlights the importance of practice standards for perioperative nursing. The role of evidence-based practice (EBP) is also acknowledged. As this dynamic nursing speciality continues to evolve, the chapter concludes with a discussion of emerging advanced-practice roles for perioperative nurses.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: New to this Edition Now endorsed by ACORN. Aligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO Standards. Reflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. Includes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safety. Supporting online resources are available on evolve.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 03:29
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 05:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: perioperative nursing, operating room nursing
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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