Key Features

    • Recall questions and application and critical thinking exercises help you master key concepts and prepare for exams.
    • Case studies present realistic scenarios that challenge you to expand your critical thinking skills.
    • Internet research activities encourage you to search online for evidence-based information.

    Table of Contents

    1. The Surgical Technologist

    2. Communication and Teamwork

    3. Law, Documentation, and Professional Ethics

    4. The Health Care Facility

    5. NEW! Disaster Preparedness and Response

    6. The Patient in Surgery

    7. Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures

    8. Environmental Hazards in the Perioperative Environment

    9. Microbes and the Process of Infection

    10. Aseptic Technique

    11. Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection

    12. Surgical Instruments

    13. Perioperative Pharmacology

    14. The Process of Anesthesia and Physiological Monitoring

    15. Post Anesthesia Recovery

    16. Death and Dying

    17. Physics and Information Technology

    18. Energy Sources in Surgery

    19. Moving and Positioning the Surgical Patient

    20. Surgical Skin Preparation and Draping

    21. Case Planning and Intraoperative Roles

    22. The Surgical Wound

    23. General Surgery

    24. Minimally Invasive Endoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    25. Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery

    26.Genitourinary Surgery

    27. Ophthalmic Surgery

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

    29. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    30. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    31. Orthopedic Surgery

    32. Peripheral Vascular Surgery

    33. Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery

    34. Cardiac Surgery

    35. Pediatric Surgery

    36. Neurosurgery

    37. NEW! Transplant Surgery



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