Instrumentation for the Operating Room - 8th Edition

Instrumentation for the Operating Room

8th Edition

A Photographic Manual

Authors: Shirley Tighe
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Unit One: Instrument Preparation for Surgery

1. Care and Handling of Surgical Instruments

2. Sterilization Container Systems

Unit Two: General Surgery

3. Operating Room Suite/Basic Laparotomy

4. Abdominal Self-Retaining Retractors

5. Extra Long Instruments

6. Skin Staplers

7. Small Laparotomy Set

8. Minor Laparoscopic Set

9. Laparoscopy

10. Laparoscopic Adult MIS Set

11. Laser Laparoscope

12. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

13. Cholecystectomy

14. Laparoscopic Bowel Resection

15. Bowel Resection

16. Sigmoidoscopy

17. Hemorrhoidectomy and/or Pilonidal Cystectomy

18. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

19. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

20. The da Vinci¨ Surgical System and EndoWrist¨ Instruments (Robotic Instruments)

21. Breast Biopsy/Lumpectomy

22. Mastectomy

23. Vascular Access Device Insertion

Unit Three: Female Reproductive Surgery

24. Dilatation and Curettage of the Uterus (D and C)

25. Hysteroscopy

26. Abdominal Hysterectomy

27. Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

28. Vaginal Hysterectomy

29. Laparoscopic Tubal Occulusion

30. Microtuboplasty

Unit Four: Genitourinary Surgery

31. Cystoscopy

32. Nephrectomy and Ureteroplasty

33. Urethroscopy

34. Prostatectomy

35. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

36. Vasectomy

37. Kidney Transplant

Unit Five: Orthopedic Surgery

38. Basic Orthopedic Surgery

39. Soft Tissue Set

40. Power Saws and Drills, Battery Powered

41. Small Joint Arthroscope Set

42. Arthroscopic Carpal Tunnel Instruments

43. Small/Minor Joint Replacement

44. Total Ankle P


With more than 1,000 photographs of surgical instruments and instrument tips in the book and online, Instrumentation for the Operating Room: A Photographic Manual, 8th Edition, shows more illustrations than any other manual. Instruments are organized by surgical specialty, beginning with basic sets and progressing to more advanced sets. Instructions on preparation, sterilization, and setup, as well as clear explanations for common surgical procedures can be found throughout the book. Within each chapter, instruments are commonly featured individually and as parts of sets, often showing close-up, individual tips. Written by an experienced perioperative nurse, Shirley Tighe, this edition includes new photographs of the operating room and of robotic and micro-surgical instruments, plus a companion Evolve website with additional photographs, flashcards, and review questions.

Key Features

  • Over 800 photographs of both individual and sets of instruments, including whole instruments and instrument tips, help in distinguishing between similar types.
  • Instrument Preparation for Surgery unit discusses the importance of proper instrument handling and sterilization, including the proper placement within sterilization trays.
  • A logical organization covers instruments by surgical procedures, beginning with simpler surgeries and building to more complex, specialized instruments and setups.
  • Entire units focus on female reproductive surgery and pediatric surgery, both of which are key areas not well covered in other books.
  • Excellent quality photographs on a consistent background enhance the detail and true color of the instruments.
  • Spiral-bound format allows the book to lay flat for easier access while on the job.


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About the Authors

Shirley Tighe Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Perioperative Nursing Consultant, Lake Havasu City, AZ