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Fifth Edition of Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice Now Available in Print and Online

Released on - 11/04/2022

Fifth Edition of Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice Now Available in Print and Online

The fifth edition of AfPP’s benchmark publication has been revised and updated for 2022. Following the launch of the Standards and Recommendations Online in January, the printed version is now also available to buy.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, ‘Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice’ is the essential reference tool for all theatre departments. It provides comprehensive guidance on evidence-based best practice and minimising risk in and around the operating theatre.

Nine peer-reviewed chapters cover the key areas of perioperative practice:

1) Legal and Ethical
Includes topics such as medical law, negligence, consent and record keeping.

2) Risk Management
Includes topics such as never event prevention, safe handling and positioning, radiation protection and management of clinical waste.

3) Management of Human Resources and Human Factors
Includes topics such as departmental management and human resource management.

4) Perioperative Education, Training and Competencies
Includes topics such as educational support and resources, newly appointed staff and continuing professional development.

5) Infection Prevention and Control
Includes topics such as preparation of staff, aseptic technique, blood-borne viruses and patient skin preparation.

6) Decontamination of Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments)
Includes topics such as the decontamination life cycle, inspection and function testing, sterilisation and guidance on vCJD.

7) Principles of Anaesthetics
Includes topics such as preoperative assessment, malignant hyperthermia crisis, post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) and resuscitation.

8) Clinical Effectiveness
Includes topics such as electrosurgical procedures and equipment, specimen management and implant verification.

9) Clinical Environments
Focuses on care of the patient in the day care setting.

AfPP Standards and Recommendations are used to set local policy and best practices in perioperative settings across the UK. We hope the latest version continues to support you and your team in delivering the highest standard of perioperative care.

Prices

Version

AfPP Member Price

Non-member Price

Printed

£120

£150

Online

£120

£150

Package Deal
(Printed + Online)

£190

£240

 

You can order all versions of the Standards and Recommendations online via the AfPP website: afpp.org.uk/books-journals/afpppublications

Discounts are available on organisational bulk orders. Contact us at orders@afpp.org.uk or on 01423 881 300 for more information on bulk order discounts.

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