Description - Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse by Theresa Criscitelli

With essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, the guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor-for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors-is newly updated to reflect the 2017 AORN guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decision-making, and perioperative skills.

Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear, learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access.

New to the Second Edition:
  • Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines
  • Hand hygiene
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient information management
  • Surgical smoke safety
  • Safe use of energy-generating devices
  • Hypothermia
  • Sterilization and Central Processing regarding Flexible Endoscopic Processing
  • Robotic surgery
  • Moderate sedation for RNs
  • Surgical attire

Key Features:
  • Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors
  • Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more
  • Published in convenient pocket size for information at a moment's notice
  • Includes Fast-Facts-in-a-Nutshell feature reinforcing key orientation information
  • Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature

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