Key Features

  • Content adapted from Alexander's Care of the Surgical Patient, 14th Edition provides comprehensive procedural coverage optimized for your specific needs as a surgical technologist.
  • Surgical Technologist Considerations boxes detail practical strategies for applying chapter content to specialty procedures.
  • Complete pre-op set up, draping, and other instructions for each procedure equip you to confidently perform all of the duties of surgical technologist in the OR setting.
  • Chapter Outlines, Learning Objectives, and Chapter Summaries help you study chapter content more effectively.
  • Review questions in the text and case studies on Evolve reinforce key concepts and encourage critical thinking.
  • OR Live links on Evolve direct you to step-by-step procedure videos for commonly performed procedures.
  • More than 700 full-color illustrations clarify surgical anatomy, instrumentation, procedures, and methods.
  • Surgical Pharmacology tables provide quick, convenient access to generic/trade names, purpose/description, and pharmacokinetics for drugs most commonly associated with each specific surgical procedure.
  • Cutting-edge content reflects the latest interventions and patient care techniques in surgical practice.
  • Geriatric Consideration boxes help you manage surgical challenges unique to geriatric patients.
  • Patient Safety boxes alert you to recent Joint Commission safety initiatives to ensure safe performance of key tasks.
  • History

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Importance of the Surgical Technologist on the Surgical Team

Chapter 2: Gastrointestinal Surgery

Chapter 3: Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Pancreas and Spleen

Chapter 4: Repair of the Hernia

Chapter 5: Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery

Chapter 6: Genitourinary Surgery

Chapter 7: Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Chapter 8: Breast Surgery

Chapter 9: Ophthalmic Surgery

Chapter 10 Otorhinolaryngologic

Chapter 11 Orthopedic Surgery

Chapter 12 Neurosurgery

Chapter 13: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chapter 14: Thoracic Surgery

Chapter 15: Vascular Surgery

Chapter 16 Cardiac Surgery

Chapter 17: Pediatric Surgery

Chapter 18: Trauma Surgery and Emergency Preparedness

Details

No. of pages:
944
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323085564
Electronic ISBN:
9780323292702
Electronic ISBN:
9780323183451
Print ISBN:
9780323075558

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