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Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach, 4th Edition

  • Association of Surgical Technologists
  • ISBN-10: 1111037566
  • ISBN-13: 9781111037567
  • 1216 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Welcome to the leading text in surgical technology – the most up-to-date, the most trusted, and the most comprehensive. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST: A POSITIVE CARE APPROACH, Fourth Edition is your trusted source for comprehensive foundational surgical technology information. This streamlined new edition gets right to the essential topics such as equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. With updated real-life scenarios, medical artwork, live surgery images, and numerous tools to support learning, this text is the ultimate resource for helping students anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Full coverage of essential procedures, this text provides students with the information needed to successfully apply the guidelines found in the Sixth Edition Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Features

  • Technique boxes highlight skills required in most operative procedures, such as donning and removing surgical attire, and setting up the operating room.

  • Contains Pearls of Wisdom from surgical technologists that can only come from years of on-the-job experience.

  • Case studies with critical thinking questions open and close each chapter for application to real-life situations.

  • Uses the "A POSitive CARE" memory tool to reinforce the thought process.

  • Contains full-color anatomy and surgical procedure drawings.

  • Questions for Further Study at the close of each chapter challenge students to apply the concepts covered in the chapter.

  • Free student resources online with games, quizzes, certification exam-style questions, image labeling and ordering exercises, as well as case studies paired with video clips for more critical thinking practice.

About the Author

Association of Surgical Technologists

The oldest and most widely recognized professional organization, the Association of Surgical Technologists represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists. Its primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY.
1. Orientation to Surgical Technology.
2. Legal Concepts, Risk Management, and Ethical Issues.
3. The Surgical Patient.
4. Special Populations.
5. Physical Environment and Safety Standards.
SECTION 2: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY.
6. Biomedical Science.
7. Preventing Perioperative Disease Transmission.
8. Hemostasis, Emergency Situations, and All-Hazards Preparation.
9. Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia.
10. Instrumentation, Equipment, and Supplies.
11. Wound Healing, Sutures, Needles, and Stapling Devices.
12. Surgical Case Management.
SECTION 3. SURGICAL PROCEDURES.
13. Diagnostic Procedures.
14. General Surgery.
15. Obstetric and Gynecological Surgery.
16. Ophthalmic Surgery.
17. Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery.
18. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
19. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
20. Genitourinary Surgery.
21. Orthopedic Surgery.
22. Cardiothoracic Surgery.
23. Peripheral Vascular Surgery.
24. Neurosurgery.
Appendix A: Anatomy Plates.
Appendix B: Common Prefixes and Suffixes.
Appendix C: Measurements.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • Meticulously cross referenced against the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology Sixth Edition to provide all the required educational elements and reduce extraneous content.
  • Extensive, excellent new section on All-Hazards Preparation fulfills Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) requirements.
  • New procedures are included in the surgical procedures chapters.
  • New medical artwork for Cataract Extraction, Thyroidectomy, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures has been added to help students visualize and apply what they are learning.
  • Live Surgery images have been added to visually enhance the written content..

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Student Supplements

Study Guide and Lab Manual for Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist  (ISBN-10: 1111037582 | ISBN-13: 9781111037581)

This Study Guide and Lab Manual is an essential companion to SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST, Fourth Edition textbook. Loaded with opportunities to practice and demonstrate critical skills, it is a must have resource to support your success in the surgical environment.

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