ISBN 0-397-51636-3
Publisher:Lippincott - Raven, 2010
Hardcover, 287 pages.

Editorial Reviews.

This volume is an essential source of practical guidance for the surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses responsible for managing the operating room personnel, equipment, and financial resources. Written by experts in all relevant disciplines--including senior surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses, and attorneys--the book addresses the full range of issues arising in the operating room environment, from design of the operating room, to prevention of infectious disease transmission, to legal and ethical dilemmas.Topics include governance and leadership in the operating room, assessment of new equipment and technology, and granting of privileges involving the use of new technology. The authors present detailed guidelines on aseptic technique, perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, and protection of operating room personnel from infection. Full consideration is given to the legal and ethical problems posed by living wills and orders not to resuscitate. Issues related to preoperative testing and intraoperative monitoring are also discussed.