Surgical Technology - 5th Edition

Surgical Technology

5th Edition

Principles and Practice

Authors: Joanna Fuller
Imprint: Saunders

Table of Contents

1. The Surgical Technologist

2. The Patient in Surgery

3. Death and Dying

4. Law and Ethics

5. Introduction to the Health Facility

6. Communication and Teamwork

7. Microbes and The Process of Infection

8. Decontamination, Disinfection, and Sterilization

9. Aseptic Technique

10. Transporting, Transferring, and Positioning

11. Surgical Skin Preparation and Draping

12. Anesthsia, Anesthetics, and Physiological Monitoring

13. Postoperative Recovery and Patient Discharge

14. Perioperative Pharmacology

15. Environmental Hazards

16. Case Planning and Intraoperative Routines

17. The Surgical Wound

18. Biomechanics and Computer Technology

19. Energy Sources in Surgery

20. Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures

21. Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic, and Robotic Assisted Surgery

22. Surgical Instruments

23. General Surgery

24. Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery

25. Genitourinary Surgery

26. Ophthalmic Surgery

27. Surgery of the Ear, Nose, Pharynx and Larynx

28. OralMaxillofacial Trauma Surgery

29. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

30. Orthopedic Surgery

31. Peripheral Vascular Surgery

32. Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery

33. Cardiac Surgery

34. Pediatric Surgery

35. Neurosurgery


Deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with straightforward information to guide you through each step. Student-friendly features including chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, technique boxes, and a full-color design make even complex material easier to understand. Revised to match the latest AST Core Curriculum guidelines, this new edition covers the topics and procedures from a variety of surgical disciplines you’ll use in practice. Plus, new and revised chapters on technology, postoperative recovery, energy sources, and much more keep you at the cutting edge of the field.

Key Features

  • Vibrant, full-color design with bullets, numbering, and technique boxes makes it easier to read and understand important information.
  • Easy-to-follow organization helps you build up your knowledge from chapter to chapter.
  • Procedures broken down into surgical goals, pathology, technique, and discussion allow you to learn each surgical procedure step-by-step.


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About the Authors

Joanna Fuller Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Emergency Medical Coordinator, Medical Emergency Relief International, UK-Global