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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 6 May 2013
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It is a long time since I first completed my various Home Nursing certificates and I have always tried to keep my knowledge up to date.

Surgical Nursing is one of a series of "Placement Learning" books which have been written by nurses for nurses.

The book is divided into 4 sections:

1 - preparation for placement experiences
2 - placement learning opportunities
3 - case studies - patient experience
4 - consolidating learning

Areas covered include:

- surgical nursing in context
- principles of surgical nursing
- pre-admission and discharge planning
- preparing the patient for surgery
- recovery from surgery

The case studies are for patients in:

- day care unit
- general surgical ward
- emergency surgery

The information is interesting and accessible for most, if not all, readers - including anyone who has a relative going for surgery or if they are going in themselves.

The book could do with flow charts so that the student nurse can follow through the procedures, some graphs and some colour to break up the continuous monochrome. I realise that it is for pocket guide for use by students but a supporting CD-ROM for home study and backup for the text would have been a welcome bonus.

There is, however, one problem - the size of the print used is tiny, really tiny and could cause problems for anyone with less than perfect eyesight
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I have just embarked upon a Nursing Degree and have not yet started any placements but I know I will be consulting this little book often when I do.

It is small but has an incredible amount of invaluable information and content. It explains everything from what surgery actually is to all the common terminology you may come across during your placement. It also has little activities to do to help you get more out of your placement which may be how to use university resources to gathering info for case studies for your particular placement. It also focuses on the patient and how to prep for surgery and what observations should be carried out post surgery etc. including discharge.

Almost any question that you may need to ask has been covered in general although obviously, once on your placement, you will have plenty of questions of your own.

This book is small enough and concise enough not to overwhelm you or be difficult to absorb and is easy to dip into but has enough rich content to adequately prepare you for your placement.
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VINE VOICEon 3 January 2014
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This book gives a good general overview of surgical nursing and is very useful as a quick reference guide. It outlines how to facilitate safe care throughout the patient journey and prompts the reader to do further reading. It also highlights useful articles and resources and gives ideas to aid the student in completing NMC competences on a surgical placement. Over all a very useful little book to have on a surgical placement.
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on 20 October 2013
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As a rough guide to surgical nursing this isn't half bad. Plenty of information and should help anyone about to enter the surgical field.
But the text is very small and everything seems to have been crammed in in order to save a few pages and reduce the cost. This makes it like accessible than it could have been as a quick look up guide. Shame Really.
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on 15 May 2013
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This small book provides a reasonable ammount of information on what to expect from a surgical nursing placement. It's a very brief book, and if you're really lacking in confidence then it's worth a read to prepare you, but for me I didn't find it overly useful. Luckily it didn't take up too much of my time.
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VINE VOICEon 20 March 2013
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This book is very informative. If you are learning Surgical Nursing.Then this little book is for you. I have read the book in less than a day. Not a lot else to say really! There are other books out there on this subject that contain a lot more chapters but i doubt they will have as much information as this one.
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on 8 March 2013
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This is an excellent guide for both students and practitioners. Packed full of information; compact and easy to use. Up to date, evidence based practice, written by experts in this field. Note that this is a small book with small print. An excellent reference.
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on 12 January 2014
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What???? where??? When????
Few of the things you'll ask if your a nurse graduated from a foreign country.
Yes, the practice that other nurses who's working now in UK is different compare to the country where they came from.
In the Philippines, Student nurses are assigned and learning in different areas of the hospital: medical, surgical, pediatrics etc etc
and when they passed their exam and practice nursing,the hospital who employ the nurse will train them in an area where they're lack of staff
and placement was never been a problem.

Talk about the book, This book will give you an insight of what to expect and the preparation you need entering the world of surgical nursing.
This is recommended for those who inspire to to accept the challenge of being a surgical nurse.
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VINE VOICEon 19 November 2013
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This is a really handy nest little book. Well laid out with lots of handy tips and help. Small and easy to carry ideal reference for anyone on a surgical placement
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on 7 January 2014
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This is a terrific little handbook for those on placements. The information is concise but comprehensive and clearly presented. A student essential I'd say.
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