Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach / Edition 4

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Welcome to the leading text in surgical technology - the most up-to-date, the most trusted, and the most comprehensive.SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST: A POSITIVE CARE APPROACH, Fourth Edition is your trusted source for comprehensive foundational surgical technology information. This streamlined new edition gets right to the essential topics such as equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. With updated real-life scenarios, medical artwork, live surgery images, and numerous tools to support learning, this text is the ultimate resource for helping you anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Full coverage of essential procedures , this text provides you with the information needed to successfully apply the guidelines found in the Sixth Edition Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111037567
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1296
  • Sales rank: 83,850
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization that represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists, the Association of Surgical Technologist's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY. 1. Orientation to Surgical Technology. 2. Legal Concepts, Risk Management, and Ethical Issues. 3. The Surgical Patient. 4. Special Populations. 5. Physical Environment and Safety Standards. SECTION 2: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY. 6. Biomedical Science. 7. Preventing Perioperative Disease Transmission. 8. Hemostasis, Emergency Situations, and All-Hazards Preparation. 9. Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia. 10. Instrumentation, Equipment, and Supplies. 11. Wound Healing, Sutures, Needles, and Stapling Devices. 12. Surgical Case Management. SECTION 3. SURGICAL PROCEDURES. 13. Diagnostic Procedures. 14. General Surgery. 15. Obstetric and Gynecological Surgery. 16. Ophthalmic Surgery. 17. Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery. 18. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 19. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 20. Genitourinary Surgery. 21. Orthopedic Surgery. 22. Cardiothoracic Surgery. 23. Peripheral Vascular Surgery. 24. Neurosurgery. Appendix A: Anatomy Plates. Appendix B: Common Prefixes and Suffixes. Appendix C: Measurements. Glossary. Index.

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