Key Features

  • Chapter objectives correspond to the latest AST Core Curriculum objectives to ensure you have access to the most reliable information in the operating room.
  • Enhanced critical thinking scenarios at the end of each chapter help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills and highlight practical applications of key concepts.
  • Additional information on special populations, including bariatric, pregnant, physically or mentally challenged, isolation, trauma, language barrier, and substance abuse patients, highlights important considerations for the surgical technologist regarding transfer, preparation, and procedure set up.
  • Expanded coverage of surgical lasers keeps you up to date with the latest technology so you can effectively assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical suite.

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. Periphe

Details

No. of pages:
1136
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455725069
Electronic ISBN:
9781455775255