Recent changes in medical roles and responsibilities have raised the profile of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). The level of knowledge is vast, and exams must be taken working towards statutory registration. This is the first in a series of three books providing comprehensive information for healthcare staff working in the operating department. Topics covered include anaesthesia, critical care, post-interventional care, enhancing care delivery, professional practice, leadership and resource management. The clear and concise format is ideally suited to study, qualification and for continued reference during practice. Written by specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and incorporating problem-based learning using case studies, this book will be essential reading for ODPs and theatre nurses throughout the UK, in Australia where the same structures have been adopted, and worldwide for all professionals working in operating departments.
1. Introduction: Anaesthetic practice Brian Smith; 2. Risk assessment Toni Bewley; 3. Clinical approach to ECG Chris Jones; 4. Auditing cricoid pressure Cheryl Conroy; 5. Breathing systems Norman Wright; 6. ET tube pilot cuff deflation Martin Maguire; 7. Preventing awareness - bispectral index Paul Rawling; 8. Aspects of perioperative neuroscience practice Margaret Woods; 9. Resuscitation in contemporary practice Robert Campbell; 10. IV versus inhalation anaesthesia Teresa Hardcastle; 11. Managing difficult intubations Michael Sewell; 12. Obstetric anaesthesia Thomas Williams; 13. Understanding blood gases Helen McNeill; 14. TIVA and infusion pumps Kevin Henshaw; 15. ECT - anaesthesia Mark Bottell; 16. Mechanical ventilation of the patient Jill Nolan; 17. Perioperative MI Marie Parsonage; 18. Developing a portfolio Gill Hall; 19. Being an accountable registered practitioner Stephen Wordsworth.