Surgical Pitfalls: Prevention and Management

Surgical Pitfalls: Prevention and Management

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by Stephen R. T. Evans
     
 

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This book provides a unique visual and comprehensive approach to intra-operative technical errors and covers identification, consequences, repair and prevention of those errors. Detailed analyses of all reported complications for more than 80 major operations help you minimize the risk of errors in surgical procedures ranging from general, thoracic, vascular, and… See more details below

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This book provides a unique visual and comprehensive approach to intra-operative technical errors and covers identification, consequences, repair and prevention of those errors. Detailed analyses of all reported complications for more than 80 major operations help you minimize the risk of errors in surgical procedures ranging from general, thoracic, vascular, and pediatric...to colorectal, endocrine, breast and trauma. A practical approach provides you with the essential guidance you need to make the best clinical decisions.

  • Offers in-depth guidance on the prevention, management, and consequences of complications and pitfalls that occur before, during, and after surgery-all in one convenient resource.
  • Organizes sections according to area of surgery for fast reference.
  • Features a templated outline for specific procedures, allowing you to quickly review the associated pitfalls.
  • Presents over 800 illustrations-including full-color intraoperative and postoperative photos-which enable you to follow the progression of a surgery and watch out for “problem areas,” while color line drawings help you visualize complex procedures.

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Reviewer: Robert A. Hanfland, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This book describes a variety of intraoperative and postoperative problems that could occur with surgical procedures from the basic to the complex. The procedures are introduced, pitfalls are discussed, and plans for taking care of complications are detailed in a logical fashion.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe problems that occur during and after a procedure, with the goal of helping surgeons when they are confronted with the same problems. This is a noble task: to point out the mistakes one has made so that others do not stumble in the same way. This book does a good job of pointing out the obvious and not so obvious.
Audience: Novice surgeons, especially those later in their training, are the primary audience, but the book also is meant to start a discussion among senior surgeons.
Features: The book covers about 80 procedures, from the most straightforward to the more complex. It does an excellent job of describing the procedures with superb illustrations and some of the best intraoperative color photos I've seen in books. Besides discussing pitfalls in surgery, the book does thorough job of explaining the procedures in an understandable fashion.
Assessment: This is a much-needed discussion of the bad side of surgery. This book allows younger surgeons to benefit from the mistakes of those who trained before them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437719536
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
769
Sales rank:
504,271
File size:
101 MB
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