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Deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with this straightforward, step-by-step guide to surgical skills and operating room procedures. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the updated AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition components - health care sciences, technological sciences, patient care concepts, surgical technology, and surgical procedures. A mentoring approach makes even complex skills and techniques easy to understand. User-friendly features such as full-color illustrations, chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and technique boxes help you focus on the most important concepts and make it easier to retain and recall critical information.
• Chapter objectives correspond to the latest AST Core Curriculum objectives to ensure you have access to the most reliable information in the operating room.
• Enhanced critical thinking scenarios at the end of each chapter help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills and highlight practical applications of key concepts.
• Additional information on special populations, including bariatric, pregnant, physically or mentally challenged, isolation, trauma, language barrier, and substance abuse patients, highlights important considerations for the surgical technologist regarding transfer, preparation, and procedure set up.
• Expanded coverage of surgical lasers keeps you up to date with the latest technology so you can effectively assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical suite.
• UPDATED! Coverage reflects the new AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition to keep you current.
• NEW! Chapters on Disaster Preparedness and Response and Transplant Surgery offer cutting-edge information on these key topics.
• Coverage of the Assistant Circulator role, as well as a break down of first and second scrub roles, help you better understand the responsibilities of each member of the surgical team.
Part I: Surgical Technology Principles
1. The Surgical Technologist
2. Communication and Teamwork
3. Law, Documentation and Professional Ethics
4. The Healthcare Facility
• Perioperative Environment
• Facility Departments and Functions
• Healthcare Administration
5. NEW! Disaster Preparedness and Response
6. The Patient
7. Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures
8. Environmental Hazards
9. Microbes and the Process of Infection
10. The Principles and Practice of Aseptic Technique
11. Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection
12. Surgical Instruments
13. Perioperative Pharmacology
14. Anesthesia and Physiological Monitoring
15. Post Anesthesia Recovery
16. Death and Dying
17. Physics and Information Technology
18. Energy Sources in Surgery
19. Moving,Handling,and Positioning the Surgical Patient
20. Surgical Skin Prep and Draping
21. Case Planning and Intraoperative Roles
22. Management of the Surgical Wound
Part II: Surgical Technology Practice
23. General Surgery
• Abdominal Wall
• Surgery of the Biliary System, Liver, Pancreas, and Spleen
• Breast Surgery
24. Minimally Invasive Endoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Surgery
25. Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery
• Gynecological Surgery
• Obstetrical Surgery
27. Ophthalmic Surgery
28. Surgery of the Ear, Nose, Pharynx, and Larynx
• The Ear
• Surgery of the Nasal Cavity, Oropharynx, and Larynx
• The Neck
29. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
31. Orthopedic Surgery
32. Peripheral Vascular Surgery
33. Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery
34. Cardiac Surgery
35. Pediatric Surgery
37. NEW! Trauma Surgery
Posted May 26, 2006
Posted November 11, 2009
I would recommend adding more tables and clinically relevant questions and answers after each chapter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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