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A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a healthcare practitioner will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This comprehensive new revised and expanded edition of Clinical Pocket Reference Operating Department Practice contains a new key principles section including perioperative roles and responsibilities, effective communication, and assertiveness techniques. The contributors have expanded contents within the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery topics to reflect and support the development of the modern day ODP/ perioperative practitioner and indicative graduate education of the multi-professional preoperative team. New topics includes blood gas analysis, invasive monitoring, difficult airway procedures, body cavities and surgical incisions, role of the surgical first assistant, A-G patient assessment and nutrition and hydration.