Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice seeks to embrace the knowledge needed for the generic theatre worker, be they nurse or anaesthetic assistant, as envisaged in the Bevan Report. It clarifies the underlying principles needed for an understanding of anaesthetic and surgical practice. It both defines the level of knowledge required for the ODP Level III qualification and covers the practical aspects of operating department practice, wherever relevant. The book also serves as a comprehensive reference to the principles and practice of modern operating department practice and is essential reading for anyone involved in care of the patient in the operating department environment, both in training and in practice.
Preface; Introduction; 1. The operating department practitioner, the patient and the law J. Ballance and P. Duxbury; 2. Aspects of health and safety in the operating department T. Williams; 3. The caring practitioner A. Davey; 4. Strategies for infection control in the operating department A. Deane; 5. Sterilization, decontamination and the surgical field T. Kerry; 6. The fundamentals of cardiovascular physiology R. M. King and C. S. Ince; 7. Fundamentals of respiratory physiology E. C. Howard; 8. Scientific principles in relation to the anaesthetic machine C. S. Ince, A. C. Skinner and E. Taft; 9. Fundamentals of artificial ventilation of the lung R. R. Macmillan; 10. Scientific principles in relation to monitoring equipment C. S. Ince and A. C. Skinner; 11. Scientific principles in relation to endoscopic, laser and radiological equipment G. Grice; 12. Pharmacological principles of drug administration E. Whelan; 13. The pharmacology of drugs used in general anaesthesia E. Whelan and H. Davis; 14. The local anaesthetic drugs - does the ideal agent exist? A. C. Skinner; 15. The safe positioning of patients for surgery S. Collins and A. Davey; 16. Principles involved in the management and use of equipment M. Greenall; 17. Understanding suture materials M. H. Scott; 18. Fundamentals of paediatric surgery and anaesthesia P. D. Booker; 19. Fundamentals of hyperthermia and hypothermia C. S. Ince; 20. Fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte balance during surgery R. M. King; 21. The physiology of blood and its administration P. Bolton-Maggs; 22. Fundamentals of pain relief V. Nelson; 23. Fundamentals of dressings and drains in relation to wound healing A. Davey and R. M. King; 24. The recovery of patients from anaesthesia and surgery M. Maguire; 25. Fundamentals of emergency and obstetric anaesthesia T. Ryan; 26. Identification and management of anaesthetic emergencies R. Wenstone; 27. The fundamentals of emergency resuscitation T. Hankin; Appendixes; Index.