Endoscopic Surgery: Perioperative Nursing Series

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ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY is the third title in Mosby's Perioperative Nursing Series. An overview of the endoscopy team, pre-operative assessment and planning, and patient care, provides essential information that applies to all problems and interventions. A unique historical chapter discusses the development of this surgical breakthrough. Discussions on the variety of endoscopic instruments, their care and maintenance and proper usage during surgical procedures are enhanced by ...

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Overview

ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY is the third title in Mosby's Perioperative Nursing Series. An overview of the endoscopy team, pre-operative assessment and planning, and patient care, provides essential information that applies to all problems and interventions. A unique historical chapter discusses the development of this surgical breakthrough. Discussions on the variety of endoscopic instruments, their care and maintenance and proper usage during surgical procedures are enhanced by hundreds of full-color photographs.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Patricia D. Entrekin, RN, BSN, CNOR (Indiana University Medical Center)
Description: This book on endoscopic surgery is one in a series of books on perioperative nursing. It extensively covers the history of endoscopic surgery, the roles, responsibilities, and training of personnel, nursing care and considerations plus in-depth descriptions of equipment and instrumentation for the procedures. Several chapters address the technical aspects of this type of surgery.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy to understand educational guide to help simplify the complex aspects of endoscopic surgery.
Audience: The book is target for practicing registered nurses, certified surgical technicians, and perhaps nursing students involved with endoscopic surgical procedures. It could also be utilized by ancillary staff responsible for handling decontamination and processing of the instrumentation for upkeep and sterilization.
Features: The natural progression of material follows a logical presentation of endoscopic surgical information and the numerous photographs reinforce the written text extremely well.
Assessment: As an endoscopic surgical reference, this is an excellent resource that covers perioperative assessment and planning. It also includes comprehensive information on instrumentation and equipment along with the care and maintenance of both. There is an extensive section addressing endoscopic surgeries and diagnostic tools that reinforces the safe and appropriate use of this technology. Both hospitals and clinics involved with endoscopic procedures would benefit from this book. It could also prove to be a valuable resource for the operating room educator and the service specialty coordinators when precepting new staff to the operating room or other facilities that perform endoscopic surgery.
Patricia D. Entrekin
This book on endoscopic surgery is one in a series ofbooks on perioperative nursing. It extensively covers the history ofendoscopic surgery, the roles, responsibilities, and training ofpersonnel, nursing care and considerations plus in-depth descriptionsof equipment and instrumentation for the procedures. Several chaptersaddress the technical aspects of this type of surgery. The purpose isto provide an easy to understand educational guide to help simplify thecomplex aspects of endoscopic surgery. The book is target forpracticing registered nurses, certified surgical technicians, andperhaps nursing students involved with endoscopic surgical procedures. It could also be utilized by ancillary staff responsible for handlingdecontamination and processing of the instrumentation for upkeep andsterilization. The natural progression of material follows a logicalpresentation of endoscopic surgical information and the numerousphotographs reinforce the written text extremely well. As anendoscopic surgical reference, this is an excellent resource thatcovers perioperative assessment and planning. It also includescomprehensive information on instrumentation and equipment along withthe care and maintenance of both. There is an extensive sectionaddressing endoscopic surgeries and diagnostic tools that reinforcesthe safe and appropriate use of this technology. Both hospitals andclinics involved with endoscopic procedures would benefit from thisbook. It could also prove to be a valuable resource for the operatingroom educator and the service specialty coordinators when preceptingnew staff to the operating room or other facilities that performendoscopic surgery.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815106005
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Series: Perioperative Nursing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Evolution of Endoscopy
• The Impact and Future of Endoscopy
• The Endoscopy Team
• Professional Education
• Pre-operative Assessment and Planning
• Implementing and Evaluating Patient Care
• Endoscopic Instruments
• Care and Maintenance of Instruments
• Basic Endoscopic Equipment
• Video Technology
• Endoscopic Energies and Diagnostic Tools

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