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Ambulatory Surgical Nursing, 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780323681445
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Learn the multidisciplinary clinical knowledge and skills needed to provide effective nursing care in outpatient settings! Ambulatory Surgical Nursing reflects the advanced procedures being performed in ambulatory surgery today, as well as the latest medications and improvements in pain management techniques. Authored by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and edited by well-known perioperative nursing expert Theresa L. Clifford, this text addresses all aspects of patient care, from pre-admission to patient education, discharge, and recovery, with comprehensive coverage of surgical specialties in separate chapters for easy reference. Case studies in each chapter bring key concepts to life and offer an opportunity to apply information contained within the chapter.

Key Features

  • The latest information on care coordination for patients helps enhance the patient experience.
  • Evidence-based practice boxes throughout provide research-based content to reinforce learning.
  • Case studies with questions at the end of each chapter provide real-world scenarios and offer an opportunity to apply information presented in the chapter.
  • Coverage of exclusion criteria for outpatient surgery supports optimal patient outcomes.
  • Full-color illustrations visually enhance and reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts.
  • Chapters contributed by more than 20 experts in perioperative nursing and ambulatory nursing practice ensure the quality and relevance of the material.


1. History of Ambulatory Surgery and the Nurse’s Role
Part I: Management and Leadership in Ambulatory Surgery
2. Leadership in Ambulatory Surgery
3. Nursing Standards
4. Clinical Inquiry (Quality Improvement and EBP in Ambulatory Surgery)
5. Risk Management and Legal Issues
Part II: Safety in the Ambulatory Perianesthesia Setting
6. Safety Standards
7. Infection Control/Prevention
8. Clinical Emergencies and Preparedness in the Ambulatory Setting
Part III: Anesthesia and Sedation for Ambulatory Procedures
9. General Anesthesia
10. Local and Regional Anesthesia
11. Procedural Sedation
Part IV: Pain Management
12. Principles of Pain Assessment and Multimodal Analgesia
13. Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management
14. Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management
Part V: Patient Care: The Continuum
15. Phases of Care: Preoperative Preparation and Optimization of the Ambulatory Surgery Patient
16. Phases of Care: Phase I: Immediate Postoperative Care
17. Phases of Care: Phase II and Extended Care
18. Patient Teaching and Discharge Challenges
19. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
20. Principles of Intraoperative Care
Part VI: Patients with Special Needs
21. Diverse Care Considerations
22. Pediatric Patients
23. Special Needs of the Older Patient
24. Caring for the Family
25. Substance Use Disorders
Part VII: The Surgical Specialties
26. General Surgery
27. Genitourinary Surgery
28. Gynecologic Surgery
29. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laser, and Other Technologies
30. Ophthalmic Surgery
31. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
32. Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery
33. Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
34. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Part VIII: The Ambulatory Surgery Center as a Special Procedures Unit
35. Special Procedures in the Ambulatory Setting (CV, ENDO, IR, Wound)