Surgical Technology

Principles and Practice

By

  • Joanna Fuller, BA, BSN, RN, RGN, MPH, Emergency Medical Coordinator, Medical Emergency Relief International, UK-Global

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08990-6


Table of Contents

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
  • Gastrointestinal
  • 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

26.Genitourinary 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

36. Neurosurgery

37. NEW! Trauma Surgery

Glossary
Index