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Welcome to the first foundational textbook written by surgical technologists. With over 95 procedures, Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist includes equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. No other resource will better prepare you to anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure. This book is the ultimate tool to help you apply the guidelines found in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.
Chapter 1: Orientation to Surgical Technology Chapter 2: Standards of Conduct Chapter 3: The Surgical Patient Chapter 4: Special Populations Chapter 5: Physical Environment and Safety Standards Chapter 6: Biomedical Science Chapter 7: Asepsis and Sterile Technique Chapter 8: General Patient Care and Safety Chapter 9: Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia Chapter 10: Instrumentation, Equipment, and Supplies Chapter 11: Wound Healing, Sutures, Needles, and Stapling Devices Chapter 12: Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist Chapter 13: Diagnostic Procedures Chapter 14: General Surgery Chapter 15: Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery Chapter 16: Ophthalmic Surgery Chapter 17: Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery Chapter 18: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chapter 19: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chapter 20: Genitourinary Surgery Chapter 21: Orthopedic Surgery Chapter 22: Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter 23: Peripheral Vascular Surgery Chapter 24: Neurosurgery