Cardiothoracic surgery is constantly evolving in many aspects and there are many text books exist to fulfil the gap of new evidences. Most of these books are written for surgeons, anaesthetist and there is a significant deficit in many important areas which are explored in this book. It is aimed for all perioperative practitioners such as surgical care practitioners, surgical cardiothoracic trainees, anaesthetic trainees, anaesthetic practitioners, recovery practitioners, ward advanced nurse practitioners and perfusionists. It is very important for the perioperative practitionerwho wants to start their career in cardiothoracic surgery to understand the step by step surgical procedure is vital.
Cardiothoracic Manual for Perioperative Practitioners is devoted to delivering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery with emphasis on the roles and importance of the full theatre team. Details are provided throughout initial theatre set up and surgical instrumentation selection. A step by step walk through of routine surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary bypass guidance, investigations undertaken during the intraoperative period and a detailed background of surgical anatomy is provided. The book also covers essential aspects associated with recovery of the patient and the common pit falls in surgery and recovery and how these can be avoided. The structure and organisation of the theatre environment, ethical and legal issues, preventive and protective measures and the importance of swab counts are explained succinctly and systematically by experts in this field. The reader will have reliable and complete guidance to provide all the knowledge required to be ready to work in the theatre environment.
Each chapter contains important references for further reading and greater in-depth study. All chapters are written by an experienced practising surgeons, anaesthetists, and practitioners.