Book review: Perioperative Practice Case Book

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Perioperative Practice Case Book

★ ★ ★ ★★

This book is a welcome addition to the field of perioperative practice, and enhances current knowledge of patient-centred care.

Although primarily aimed at operating department practitioners, the content is also relevant to nurses working in anaesthetics and post-anaesthetic care. In addition, the holistic approach towards the patient undergoing surgery is informative for nurses who care for patients pre and post-operatively, and allows insight for nurses who have not had experience of perioperative practice.

The introductory chapter on perioperative care explains the speciality well, and describes different roles. The subsequent chapters describe individual cases that have a focus with an enquiring style that encourages a reflective approach. Each case is outlined with an introduction and learning outcomes. The ‘stop and think’ sections detail areas of wider learning and application to practice. The complexity of the


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