Berry & Kohn

Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique

Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques for more than 50 years. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes.

Hardbound, 1056 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07358-5


  • Section One: Fundamentals of Theory and Practice

    1: Perioperative Education

    2. Foundations of Perioperative Patient Care Standards

    3. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues

    Section Two: The Perioperative Patient Care Team

    4. The Perioperative Patient Care Team and Professional Credentialing

    5. The Surgical First Assistant

    6. Administration of Perioperative Patient Care Services

    Section Three: The Patient as a Unique Individual

    7. The Patient: The Reason for Your Existence

    8. Perioperative Pediatrics

    9. Perioperative Geriatrics

    Section Four: The Perioperative Environment

    10. Physical Facilities

    11. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Alternative Surgical Locations

    12. Care of the Perioperative Environment

    13. Potential Sources of Injury to the Caregiver and the Patient

    Section Five: Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique

    14. Surgical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Therapy

    15. Principles of Asepsis and Sterile Techniques

    16. Appropriate Attire, Surgical Hand Hygiene, and Gowning and Gloving

    17. Decontamination and Disinfection

    18. Sterilization

    Section Six: Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment

    19. Surgical Instrumentation

    20. Specialized Surgical Equipment

    Section Seven: Preoperative Patient Care

    21. Preoperative Preparation of the Patient

    22. Diagnostics, Specimens, and Oncologic Considerations

    Section Eight: Pharmacology and Anesthesia

    23. Surgical Pharmacology

    24. Anesthesia: Techniques and Agents

    Section Nine: Intraoperative Patient Care

    25. Coordinated Roles of the Scrub Person and the Circulating Nurse

    26. Positioning, Prepping, and Draping the Patient

    27. Physiologic Maintenance and Monitoring of the Perioperative Patient

    Section Ten: Surgical Site Management

    28. Surgical Incisions, Implants, and Wound Closure

    29. Wound Healing and Hemostasis

    Section Eleven: Perianesthesia and Postprocedural Patient Care

    30. Postoperative Patient Care

    31. Potential Perioperative Complications

    Section Twelve: Surgical Specialties

    32. Endoscopy and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    33. General Surgery

    34. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery

    35. Urologic Surgery

    36. Orthopedic Surgery

    37. Neurosurgery of the Brain and Peripheral Nerves

    38. Spinal Surgery

    39. Ophthalmic Surgery

    40. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    41. Otorhinolaryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery

    42. Thoracic Surgery

    43. Cardiac Surgery

    44. Vascular Surgery

    45. Organ Procurement and Transplantation


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