Young/Botney: Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery




Protect Your Patients With This Definitive Reference on Patient Safety!
Patient safety is an overriding concern in all surgery. In plastic surgery, where many of the procedures are elective, patient safety and avoiding complications becomes a first priority. Well trained, skilled plastic surgeons can distinguish themselves from less qualified physicians by stressing their training, commitment to excellence, and most of all, their emphasis on patient safety.

All of the Information You Need in One Valuable Resource
Until now, information about patient safety was scattered in the literature. There was no one resource to turn to for comprehensive information on the full range of topics encountered in a surgical practice. This book solves that problem by covering all of the important patient safety topics in one valuable resource.

The full spectrum of patient safety issues is comprehensively discussed with special emphasis on the clinical issues pertinent to plastic surgery. This book is authoritative, timely, practical, and user friendly with advice that will directly affect your practice. It provides essential information that is critical to patient care and covers the topics deemed most important and most troubling to plastic surgeons when surveyed about patient safety. Problems covered are regularly encountered (not rare) events. Solutions, guidelines, protocols, and helpful tips and tricks are scattered throughout.

Comprehensive Coverage
Coverage is comprehensive and begins with chapters devoted to the primary safety concerns most often identified by plastic surgeons, such as DVTs, surgical site infections, sleep apnea, and anesthesia safety. Beyond these obvious problems are major safety issues that often fall off the radar. These are critical to patient comfort and safety, but they do not always receive the attention they merit. Chapters on hypothermia, nausea and vomiting, proper patient positioning, and screening and management of medical co-morbidities related to safety discuss these safety issues. Other important chapters focus on the darker side of safety, such as the identification and avoidance of patients who are poor psychological candidates for surgery or the legal aspects of safety.

Renowned Authors!
Dr. V. Leroy Young is a well known plastic surgeon, and Dr. Richard Botney is a noted anesthesiologist. Both are authorities on patient safety. They offer readers the advantage of their combined experience along with that of a multidisciplinary group of experts on the different topics covered.

Key Features

  • Practical advice to safeguard your patients
  • Tables, protocols, and guidelines for day-to-day practice
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Comprehensive coverage of important patient safety topics

Verlag: QMP, Erscheinungsdatum 2009.

Hardcover. 621 pages, 85 illustrations.

ISBN: 978-1-57626-280-1