Surgical Technology: Principles and Practice

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-22
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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Deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with straightforward information to guide you through each step. Student-friendly features including chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, technique boxes, and a full-color design make even complex material easier to understand. Revised to match the latest AST Core Curriculum guidelines, this new edition covers the topics and procedures from a variety of surgical disciplines you'll use in practice. Plus, new and revised chapters on technology, postoperative recovery, energy sources, and much more keep you at the cutting edge of the field. Vibrant, full-color design with bullets, numbering, and technique boxes makes it easier to read and understand important information. Easy-to-follow organization helps you build up your knowledge from chapter to chapter. Procedures broken down into surgical goals, pathology, technique, and discussion allow you to learn each surgical procedure step-by-step. New Skills DVD provides instructors with the tools to demonstrate the skills their students must master and provides a tool for students to work independently to enhance their knowledge and understanding of each skill. Death and Dying chapter details the proper techniques for handling sensitive issues in the operating room. Biomedical and Computer Technology chapter includes vital content on technology you'll use and see in the field with discussions of the latest technological advances. Postoperative Recovery chapter helps you understand patient care after a surgical procedure. Updated information on energy sources, minimally invasive surgery, diagnostic endoscopy, and robotics follows the AST Core Curriculum and ensures you have the most up-to-date and accurate knowledge for the operating room. Content reflects the revised AST Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology guidelines. Complete index listings of medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words offer a quick and convenient guide to reinforce your medical vocabulary. Chapter outlines, bulleted chapter summaries, and chapter review questions strengthen your understanding of key content.

Table of Contents

The Surgical Technologist
The Patient in Surgery
Death and Dying
Law and Ethics
Introduction to the Health Facility
Communication and Teamwork
Microbes and The Process of Infection
Decontamination, Disinfection, and Sterilization
Aseptic Technique
Transporting, Transferring, and Positioning
Surgical Skin Preparation and Draping
Anesthsia, Anesthetics, and Physiological Monitoring
Postoperative Recovery and Patient Discharge
Perioperative Pharmacology
Environmental Hazards
Case Planning and Intraoperative Routines
The Surgical Wound
Biomechanics and Computer Technology
Energy Sources in Surgery
Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures
Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic, and Robotic Assisted Surgery
Surgical Instruments
General Surgery
Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery
Genitourinary Surgery
Ophthalmic Surgery
Surgery of the Ear, Nose, Pharynx and Larynx
OralMaxillofacial Trauma Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
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