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Medicine - Surgery | Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery

Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery

Francis, N., Kennedy, R.H., Ljungqvist, O., Mythen, M.G. (Eds.)

2012, XII, 181 p. 22 illus., 18 illus. in color.

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  • Provides an overview of the main elements of fast track recovery.
  • Evidence of fast track on patient recovery and quality of life as well as the current research and trials for the future of this mood of recovery.
  • Discuss troubleshooting with this approach and how to get started with a new programme.
Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery provides a broad overview on enhanced recovery, with expert opinions from leaders in the field regarding elements of enhanced recovery care that are generic and specific to colorectal surgery.
This book covers the patient journey through such a programme, commencing with optimisation of the patient’s condition, patient education and conditioning of their expectations. Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery investigates the metabolic response to surgery, anaesthetic contributions and optimal fluid management, after surgery. It also details examples of enhanced recovery pathways and  practical tips on post-operative pain control, feeding, mobilisation and criteria for discharge.
Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery is a valuable reference tool for colorectal surgeons, anaesthetists, ward nurses and other members of the team involved in perioperative care: pain control specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, specialist therapists (such as colorectal and stoma nurses), and outpatient nurses.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Colorectal - Enhanced Recovery

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Surgery

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Overview: Key Elements and the Impact of Enhanced Recovery Care.- Pre-Operative Optimisation and Conditioning of Expectations.- The Metabolic Stress Response and Enhanced Recovery.- Anaesthetic Contributions in Enhanced Recovery.- Peri-Operative Fluid Management in Enhanced Recovery.- Pain Control After Surgery.- The Role of the Enhanced Recovery Facilitator.-Colorectal Surgery and Enhanced Recovery.- Setting up an Enhanced Recovery Programme.- Success and Failure in Colorectal Enhanced Recovery.- Data Collection and Audit

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