Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique / Edition 12

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Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques for more than 50 years. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes.

  • Detailed coverage presents the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles.
  • A strong focus on the physiological, psychological, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients gives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.
  • Discussions of perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures.
  • In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status helps you learn to develop of a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients.
  • Helpful features such as chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions help you quickly find important information and focus your study time.
  • NEW! Over50 new and revised illustrations reflect the latest perioperative procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Updated content ensures you have the latest information on key topics, including:
    • Computerized documentation
    • "Never Events" and reimbursement
    • Credentialing and certification
    • Bioterrorism and prion contamination
    • Surgical hand hygiene, gowning, and gloving
    • Wound healing and hemostasis
    • Surgical instrumentation
  • NEW! References throughout the text highlight the importance of evidence-based practice.
  • Expanded coverage in the Administration of Perioperative Patient Care Services chapter features managerial approaches to TeamSTEPPS and SCIP, as well as magnet status.
  • Updated physical plant information offers the latest 2011 updates concerning air-flow and room size according to AAMI standards.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is the 10th edition of a book first published in 1955 devoted to perioperative patient care. The authors state "Berry and Kohn's Operating Room Technique has been the perioperative text of choice for more than 48 years. . .." I can say that it is very comprehensive! The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The book "is designed to meet the needs of educators, learners, and personnel who care for surgical or interventional patients in many diverse environments. Knowing the 'why' of patient care is as important as knowing the 'how.' A strong emphasis is placed on understanding the rationale behind each patient care activity." These are worthy objectives and very well met.
Audience: Students in a specialized course focusing on perioperative nursing will find this book an excellent resource, as will their instructors. Every perioperative area should have this book on the shelf for reference. Hospital and nursing school libraries will find this an excellent addition. The authors are credible. At first I was concerned because the authors and consultants are all from the same geographic location, but the four reviewers are from other places in the United States.
Features: The technical aspects of perioperative nursing are covered in depth. Additional information is also included on spiritual and psychological considerations, special needs patient care, 2002 AORN Standards: Recommended Practices and Guidelines, computer use, and role of surgical first assistant. There are many line drawn illustrations, all in blue. The print quality is good but photos and additional color would add value (the bright blue tongue is distracting). Content is summarized in boxes and tables.
Assessment: This is a superb textbook for anyone interested in learning perioperative nursing or as a reference in an area where perioperative patient care takes place. This latest edition is warranted because of the new standards for practice and the constantly changing technology. Even though this is a specialty text, it is written in understandable language and includes many topics in addition to the specific surgical techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323073585
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/14/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 173,535
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: Fundamentals of Theory and Practice

1: Perioperative Education

2. Foundations of Perioperative Patient Care Standards

3. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues

Section Two: The Perioperative Patient Care Team

4. The Perioperative Patient Care Team and Professional Credentialing

5. The Surgical First Assistant

6. Administration of Perioperative Patient Care Services

Section Three: The Patient as a Unique Individual

7. The Patient: The Reason for Your Existence

8. Perioperative Pediatrics

9. Perioperative Geriatrics

Section Four: The Perioperative Environment

10. Physical Facilities

11. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Alternative Surgical Locations

12. Care of the Perioperative Environment

13. Potential Sources of Injury to the Caregiver and the Patient

Section Five: Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique

14. Surgical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Therapy

15. Principles of Asepsis and Sterile Techniques

16. Appropriate Attire, Surgical Hand Hygiene, and Gowning and Gloving

17. Decontamination and Disinfection

18. Sterilization

SectionSix: Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment

19. Surgical Instrumentation

20. Specialized Surgical Equipment

Section Seven: Preoperative Patient Care

21. Preoperative Preparation of the Patient

22. Diagnostics, Specimens, andOncologic Considerations

Section Eight: Pharmacology and Anesthesia

23. Surgical Pharmacology

24. Anesthesia: Techniques and Agents

Section Nine: Intraoperative Patient Care

25. Coordinated Roles of the Scrub Person and the Circulating Nurse

26. Positioning, Prepping, and Draping the Patient

27. Physiologic Maintenance and Monitoring of the Perioperative Patient

SectionTen: Surgical Site Management

28. Surgical Incisions, Implants, and Wound Closure

29. Wound Healing and Hemostasis

Section Eleven: Perianesthesia and Postprocedural Patient Care

30. Postoperative Patient Care

31. Potential Perioperative Complications

SectionTwelve: Surgical Specialties

32. Endoscopy and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

33. General Surgery

34. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery

35. Urologic Surgery

36. Orthopedic Surgery

37. Neurosurgery of the Brain and Peripheral Nerves

38. Spinal Surgery

39. Ophthalmic Surgery

40. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

41. Otorhinolaryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery

42. Thoracic Surgery

43. Cardiac Surgery

44. Vascular Surgery

45. Organ Procurement and Transplantation

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