"The third edition is an invaluable reference book for the novice perioperative nurse or surgical technologist. For someone studying for the CNOR, this is a tremendous resource book and study guide." -- The AORN Journal, December 2008
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you'll find a definition - discussion - description of the surgery - preparation of the patient - skin preparation - draping technique - instrumentation - supplies - and special notes pertinent to that surgery.
Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery - safety measures for the patient and perioperative personnel - the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care - The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol and AORN's standards and recommended practices, (including correct site and laterality considerations).
Its in-depth coverage also encompasses charting as a legal document - patient teaching - detailed surgical patient positioning with drawings - anesthesia and anesthetic agents - laser application - robotics - endoscopy (including laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures) - microsurgery (including microendoscopy and microneuroendoscopy) - harmonic scalpel - argon beam coagulator - special considerations for the pediatric patient in surgery, (including anesthesia modifications and surgical procedures).