ISBN: 9781455725083
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $99.95

Surgical Technology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Joanna Kotcher Fuller, BA, BSN, RN, RGN, MPH
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455725083
Page Count: 1136
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $99.95
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Deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with this straightforward, step-by-step guide to surgical skills and operating room procedures. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the updated AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition components — health care sciences, technological sciences, patient care concepts, surgical technology, and surgical procedures. A mentoring approach makes even complex skills and techniques easy to understand. User-friendly features such as full-color illustrations, chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and technique boxes help you focus on the most important concepts and make it easier to retain and recall critical information.

    • Chapter objectives correspond to the latest AST Core Curriculum objectives to ensure you have access to the most reliable information in the operating room.
    • Enhanced critical thinking scenarios at the end of each chapter help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills and highlight practical applications of key concepts.
    • Additional information on special populations, including bariatric, pregnant, physically or mentally challenged, isolation, trauma, language barrier, and substance abuse patients, highlights important considerations for the surgical technologist regarding transfer, preparation, and procedure set up.
    • Expanded coverage of surgical lasers keeps you up to date with the latest technology so you can effectively assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical suite.
    • UPDATED! Coverage reflects the new AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition to keep you current.
    • NEW! Chapters on Disaster Preparedness and Response and Transplant Surgery offer cutting-edge information on these key topics.
    • Coverage of the Assistant Circulator role, as well as a break down of first and second scrub roles, help you better understand the responsibilities of each member of the surgical team.
  • Part I: Surgical Technology Principles

    1. The Surgical Technologist

    2. Communication and Teamwork

    3. Law, Documentation and Professional Ethics

    4. The Healthcare Facility

    • Perioperative Environment
    • Facility Departments and Functions
    • Healthcare Administration

    5. NEW! Disaster Preparedness and Response

    6. The Patient

    7. Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures

    8. Environmental Hazards

    9. Microbes and the Process of Infection

    10. The Principles and Practice of Aseptic Technique

    11. Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection

    12. Surgical Instruments

    13. Perioperative Pharmacology

    14. Anesthesia and Physiological Monitoring

    15. Post Anesthesia Recovery

    16. Death and Dying

    17. Physics and Information Technology

    18. Energy Sources in Surgery

    19. Moving, Handling, and Positioning the Surgical Patient

    20. Surgical Skin Prep and Draping

    21. Case Planning and Intraoperative Roles

    22. Management of the Surgical Wound

    Part II: Surgical Technology Practice

    23. General Surgery

    • Abdominal Wall
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Surgery of the Biliary System, Liver, Pancreas, and Spleen
    • Breast Surgery

    24. Minimally Invasive Endoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    25. Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery

    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Obstetrical Surgery

    26.Genitourinary Surgery

    27. Ophthalmic Surgery

    28. Surgery of the Ear, Nose, Pharynx, and Larynx

    • The Ear
    • Surgery of the Nasal Cavity, Oropharynx, and Larynx
    • The Neck

    29. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    30. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    31. Orthopedic Surgery

    32. Peripheral Vascular Surgery

    33. Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery

    34. Cardiac Surgery

    35. Pediatric Surgery

    36. Neurosurgery

    37. NEW! Trauma Surgery

    Glossary Index

  • Joanna Kotcher Fuller, BA, BSN, RN, RGN, MPH, Emergency Medical Coordinator, Medical Emergency Relief International, UK-Global
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