Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique


  • Nancymarie Phillips, RN, PhD, RNFA, CNOR, Director of Perioperative Education, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07358-5

Table of Contents

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