Perioperative Nursing

Sutherland-Fraser, Sally, Osborne, Sonya, & Bryant, Kim (2016) Perioperative Nursing. In Hamlin, Lois, Davies, Menna, Richardson-Tench, Marilyn, & Sutherland-Fraser, Sally (Eds.) Perioperative Nursing: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Australia/Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd, Marrickville, Australia, pp. 1-29.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 95154
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: perioperative nursing, operating room nursing
ISBN: 9780729542333
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 03:05
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 03:59

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