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A Pocket Guide


  • Maryann Wells, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nurse Manager, Perioperative Nursing, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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Make sure you can identify the many different types of surgical instruments! Surgical Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 4th Edition is a quick "go-to" source for information on over 160 of the most commonly used surgical instruments. Each two-page spread features full-color photos of an instrument and its tip (if applicable), and then describes how it is used, its common variations, and any alternative names. Written by Maryann Papanier Wells, this compact, durable reference is easy to keep with you at all times. With instruments alphabetized within each major instrument class, locating specific information has never been easier!

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Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3717-8

Table of Contents

1. Sharps/Dissectors/Cutting

2. Forceps/Grasping

3. Clamps/Holding

4. Retractors

5. Suture Devices/Needle Holders

6. Suction Tips

7. Dilators/Probes

8. Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments

9. Internal Staplers

10. Surgical Power Tools

11. Routine Instrument Sets