Key Features

  • Small, spiral-bound format offers easy access in any clinical setting.
  • Descriptions of suture knots and step-by-step images of different types of stitches provide excellent instruction and are great for review.
  • Over 200 full-color illustrations with brief descriptions help readers clearly identify suture materials appropriate for specific surgical procedures.
  • A discussion of hemostasis is provided to give readers a full understanding of wounds and wound healing and when and why certain types of suture material should be used.
  • Summary-at-a-glance charts and tables synthesize category descriptions and key information for quick reference.
  • Key terms, abbreviations, and definitions are provided as a quick-reference glossary.

Table of Contents

1. Wounds

2. Wound Healing

3. Principles of Suturing

4. Suture Material and Packaging

5. Accessory Suture Devices

6. Hemostasis

7. Surgical Staples

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455734948
Electronic ISBN:
9780323277587

About the editor

Rebecca Pieknik

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Coordinator, Surgical Technology Program, Oakland Community College, Southfield, MI