Pocket Guide to the Operating Room / Edition 3

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“The third edition is an invaluable reference book for the novice perioperative nurse or surgical technologist. For someone studying for the CNOR, this is a tremendous resource book and study guide.”

The AORN Journal, December 2008

This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition • discussion • description of the surgery • preparation of the patient • skin preparation • draping technique • instrumentation • supplies • and special notes pertinent to that surgery.

Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery • safety measures for the patient and perioperative personnel • the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care • The Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol and AORN’s standards and recommended practices, (including correct site and laterality considerations).

Its in-depth coverage also encompasses charting as a legal document • patient teaching • detailed surgical patient positioning with drawings • anesthesia and anesthetic agents • laser application • robotics • endoscopy (including laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures) • microsurgery (including microendoscopy and microneuroendoscopy) • harmonic scalpel • argon beam coagulator • special considerations for the pediatric patient in surgery, (including anesthesia modifications and surgical procedures).

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

Marchusa A. Huff
This second edition of a operating room pocket guide briefly defines and describes more than 300 surgical procedures and includes some discussion of instrumentation and supplies. The book includes a brief discussion of patient care and anesthesia. The purpose is to provide a concise, yet comprehensive reference relating to the technological aspects of patient care in the operating room. This book is intended for use by experienced practitioners in the operating room as well as students in nursing and surgical technology. It can serve as a reference for nurses, medical students, and surgical technologists. The overall organization of the book and the inclusion of new content related to limited access and microinvasive surgical procedures are strong features, making it a useful reference in the clinical setting. This pocket-sized book is a good reference for the experienced practitioner in the operating room. Definitions, brief discussions of procedures, and instrumentation used in more than 300 surgical procedures are presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format. Content is confined to the operative phase of patient care in the perioperative area. It requires an understanding of surgical technique and provides general guidelines on which the reader can build. The book is appropriate to have available for hospital personnel in a reference library or for individual purchase.
A reference on the technological aspects of the care of the patient in the operating room, for medical practitioners, nurses, and student surgical technologists. Entries for each of about 300 surgical procedures include a definition, a discussion, a description of the procedure, notes on patient preparation and draping techniques, instrumentation, supplies, and notes particular to each surgery. Arranged by anatomical site or surgical specialty. Includes chapters on anesthesia and on psychological care of the patient . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803612266
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 11/26/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 88,368
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Perioperative Considerations: Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Care, Including Psychological Support of the Surgical Patient

  1. Perioperative Care of the Patient
  2. Protection of the Patient in Surgery/Patient Safety
  3. Safety Measures for Operating Room Personnel

Part 2: Anesthesia: General Information

  1. Anesthesia Modalities
  2. General Anesthesia
  3. Conduction Anesthesia

Part 3: Technological Adjuncts to Surgery

  1. Laser Technology
  2. Endoscopy: A Minimal Access Approach
  3. Robotics
  4. Microsurgery
  5. Harmonic Scalpel and Plasma Scalpel
  6. Argon Beam Coagulator
  7. Radiofrequency Ablation

Part 4: Surgical Procedures

  1. Integumentary and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  2. Breast Surgery
  3. Abdominal Extraintestinal Surgery
  4. Gastrointestinal Surgery
  5. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
  6. Genitourinary Surgery
  7. Thoracic Surgery
  8. Vascular Surgery
  9. Cardiac Surgery
  10. Orthopedic Surgery
  11. Neurological Surgery
  12. Plastic Surgery
  13. Neck Surgery
  14. Otorhinolaryngological (ENT) Surgery
  15. Ophthalmic Surgery
  16. Dental Surgery
  17. Radiation Therapy/Radiotherapy Procedures
  18. Pediatric Surgery

Part 5: Instrument Trays

  1. General Surgery Instrument Trays
  2. Gynecologic and Obstetric Trays
  3. Genitourinary Trays
  4. Thoracic Instrument Trays
  5. Cardiovascular Procedures Instrument Trays
  6. Orthopedic Instrument Trays
  7. Neurosurgical Procedures Instrument Trays
  8. Plastic Surgery Instrument Trays
  9. Otorhinolaryngologic (ENT) Instrument Trays
  10. Ophthalmic Procedures Trays
  11. Dental Instrument Trays
  12. Pediatric Instrument Trays



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