Pocket Guide to the Operating Room

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Author: Maxine Goldman, BS, RN
Affiliation: Medical Center of Tarzana; Tarzana, CA
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 0803612265
ISBN 13: 9780803612266
eISBN: 9780803620513
Edition: 3rd
Description:
Be prepared with this handy, pocket guide to more than 400 surgical procedures. For each procedure, you'll find a definition and description: preparation of the patient, skin preparation, draping technique, equipment needed, instrumentation, supplies, and special notes. Among the topics covered are charting as a legal document, patient teaching, anesthesia, laser application, robotics, endoscopic (including laparoscopic) procedures, microsurgery, use of the harmonic scalpel and the argon beam coagulator, and care of the pediatric patient, including anesthesia considerations and surgical procedures. All aspects of patient care are addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery, safety measures for the patient and the operative team, the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care, and the application of JCAHO Universal Protocols for correct identification of the patient including correct site and laterality.
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