This case book is the ideal text for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), as well as student ODPs and nurses preparing to work in perioperative care. Delivering individualised, holistic and evidence-based care can be challenging in the perioperative setting, requiring the practitioner to apply specialist clinical knowledge to each individual patient. This text presents 20 interactive case studies that will support the reader in assimilating a wide range of professional knowledge in order to develop a comprehensive plan of care for patients they encounter.
The practical cases:
• Demonstrate how care will vary depending on the patient’s physiological assessment and their personal, social, cultural and emotional needs
• Will consolidate the reader’s learning around pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment skills and clinical skills
• Include common clinical procedures as well as those that are more complex and require a deeper analysis of the evidence in order to improve patient care.
• Use “Stop and Think” boxes to encourage readers to reflect on key points within the case study, in order to develop their own knowledge and assist in their CPD
This text will support all learners, at both pre- and post-registration level as they develop their knowledge of perioperative care. Its goal is to help the practitioner deliver excellent and confident care in perioperative practice and in other healthcare settings.