Surgical Technology - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: Joanna Kotcher Fuller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323430562

Category: Medical

Page: 1120

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Learn to deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with Surgical Technology: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition. Within its pages you’ll find comprehensive coverage of all the updated AST Core Curriculum components — including all aspects of health care sciences; technological sciences; patient care concepts; preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care; surgical procedures; and professional practice. But what you won’t find in any other surg tech book is an incredibly reader-friendly approach featuring conversational, mentor-like guidance and loads of full-color pictures and illustrations. You’ll also have an abundance of helpful learning features at your disposal — like case studies, review questions, and online learning activities — that will help you easily master important concepts and apply that learning to professional practice. No other surgical technology text better prepares you for the challenges of professional practice! Comprehensive coverage addresses all areas of the AST Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology. Reader-friendly writing style and organization utilizes a mentoring approach to present content within the building blocks of fundamentals, aseptic technique, the role and function of the surgical technologist, and surgical procedures. Consistent chapter format breaks down each surgical procedure in an easy-to-understand way making it easy for students to comprehend the key elements of more than 70 procedures. Experienced author/consulting editor team lends a breadth of experience for a well-rounded view of life in the operating room and multiple perspective focused on quality patient care. Over 1,200 full-color illustrations and clinical photos bring concepts and procedures to life. Robust practice opportunities include review questions and case studies at the end of each chapter along with crosswords, additional review questions, and surgical practice videos found on the Evolve companion website. Learning objectives serve as checkpoints for comprehension and as study tools in preparation for examinations. Key terminology appears in boldface and in color within chapter discussions and are defined and cross-referenced to chapters in a back-of-book glossary. Key concepts are covered in a bulleted list at the end of each chapter discussion to summarize and rephrase chapter concepts. References and bibliographies provide a listing of in-text and additional citations of scientific research. Pathology appendix summarizes the most commonly seen pathological processes and organizes them by body system. Website mentions are highlighted within the text to draw readers’ attention to available videos in the Evolve Resources and suggested websites to visit for additional information on content covered.

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

Author: Katherine Snyder,Chris Keegan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323353908

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Learn with the most trusted pharmacology text written specifically for surgical technologists! Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition ensures that as an integral member of the operating room team, you have an in-depth understanding of surgical medications. It covers everything from basic conversions, terminology, and calculations to anesthesia and medications used for perioperative care. This edition adds coverage of next-generation antibiotics, new technology in orthopedics, advances in cataract surgery, and more — plus a full-color design and expanded art program. An Evolve companion website lets you practice drug calculations. Written by experienced Surgical Technology educators Katherine Snyder and Chris Keegan, this book covers all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. Coverage of pharmacology meets the needs of the Surgical Technologist and includes all areas designated in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. Chapter study questions help you measure your knowledge and apply it to practice, and serve as a review tool for classroom and certification exams. Clinical features include Tech Tips from experts, Caution boxes with drug alerts to help prevent potential patient harm, and Notes simplifying difficult concepts. Insight boxes provide in-depth, cutting-edge information about a specific product, procedure, or process. Concise three-part organization makes it easier to understand 1) the foundations of pharmacology, mathematics, and drug administration, 2) applications of pharmacology to the surgical environment, and 3) preoperative medications, types of anesthesia, and emergency situations. Evolve companion website includes exercises allowing you to practice math calculations, as well as drug monographs from Mosby’s Essential Drugs for Surgical Technology. Advanced Practice boxes provide information and advice on issues and applications that help you advance to the role of Surgical Assistant. Trusted authors Kathy Snyder and Chris Keegan bring more than 50 years of combined experience, and provide the information you need to succeed in the classroom, on the certification exam, and in the operating room. Learning Objectives in each chapter list the key content you should master and provide a useful study tool in preparing for examinations. NEW! Coverage of hot topics includes next-generation antibiotics, new technology involving orthopedic surgery, advances in cataract surgery, and more. NEW! Now in full color, an expanded art program helps you visualize concepts in anatomy and physiology, medications, equipment, and procedures. NEW! A comprehensive glossary supports key terms that are highlighted in the text. NEW! Make It Simple boxes review and break down medical terminology.

Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach

Author: Association of Surgical Technologists

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111037566

Category: Medical

Page: 1216

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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mosby's PDQ for Surgical Technology - E-Book

Necessary Facts at Hand

Author: Robin Hueske

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075355

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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An ideal workplace companion, MOSBY'S SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PDQ offers rapid access to all the essential information needed for surgical technology. It includes hundreds of essential facts, medical terms, full-color anatomical illustrations, and more, presented in short tables, boxes, and bulleted lists for quick access. The PDQ's pocket size lets you carry it for easy access, and its spiral binding allows you to lay it open at any given page. With this book, you'll always have key information on hand, and you'll gain confidence in your role as a surgical technologist. Quick access to key information includes topics such as pharmacology, supplies, and sutures. 80 full-color illustrations show positioning, preparations, and important anatomy. Core, need-to-know, basic information emphasizes preparation for operating room techniques and procedures. A pocket size and spiral binding make it easy to carry this quick reference in the pocket of your scrubs. Color tabs divide sections of the book, so you can find information quickly. Waterproof pages provide durability. A section on medical terminology and abbreviations covers terms specifically related to the operating room.

Surgical Technology

Principles and Practice

Author: Joanna Kotcher Fuller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725064

Category: Medical

Page: 1115

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Deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with this straightforward, step-by-step guide to surgical skills and operating room procedures. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the updated AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition components - health care sciences, technological sciences, patient care concepts, surgical technology, and surgical procedures. A mentoring approach makes even complex skills and techniques easy to understand. User-friendly features such as full-color illustrations, chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and technique boxes help you focus on the most important concepts and make it easier to retain and recall critical information. Chapter objectives correspond to the latest AST Core Curriculum objectives to ensure you have access to the most reliable information in the operating room. Enhanced critical thinking scenarios at the end of each chapter help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills and highlight practical applications of key concepts. Additional information on special populations, including bariatric, pregnant, physically or mentally challenged, isolation, trauma, language barrier, and substance abuse patients, highlights important considerations for the surgical technologist regarding transfer, preparation, and procedure set up. Expanded coverage of surgical lasers keeps you up to date with the latest technology so you can effectively assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical suite. UPDATED! Coverage reflects the new AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition to keep you current. NEW! Chapters on Disaster Preparedness and Response and Transplant Surgery offer cutting-edge information on these key topics. Coverage of the Assistant Circulator role, as well as a break down of first and second scrub roles, help you better understand the responsibilities of each member of the surgical team.

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - Elsevieron Vitalsource

Author: Katherine Snyder,Chris Keegan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323415016

Category:

Page: 256

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Learn with the most trusted pharmacology text written specifically for surgical technologists! Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition ensures that as an integral member of the operating room team, you have an in-depth understanding of surgical medications. It covers everything from basic conversions, terminology, and calculations to anesthesia and medications used for perioperative care. This edition adds coverage of next-generation antibiotics, new technology in orthopedics, advances in cataract surgery, and more plus a full-color design and expanded art program. An Evolve companion website lets you practice drug calculations. Written by experienced Surgical Technology educators Katherine Snyder and Chris Keegan, this book covers all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the "Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. "Coverage of pharmacology meets the needs of the Surgical Technologist and includes all areas designated in the "Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition."Chapter study questions help you measure your knowledge and apply it to practice, and serve as a review tool for classroom and certification exams."Clinical "features include "Tech Tips "from experts, "Caution "boxes with drug alerts to help prevent potential patient harm, and "Notes "simplifying difficult concepts."Insight "boxes provide in-depth, cutting-edge information about a specific product, procedure, or process.Concise three-part organization makes it easier to understand 1) the foundations of pharmacology, mathematics, and drug administration, 2) applications of pharmacology to the surgical environment, and 3) preoperative medications, types of anesthesia, and emergency situations.Evolve companion website includes exercises allowing you to practice math calculations, as well as drug monographs from "Mosby s Essential Drugs for Surgical Technology.""Advanced Practice" boxes provide information and advice on issues and applications that help you advance to the role of Surgical Assistant.Trusted authors Kathy Snyder and Chris Keegan bring more than 50 years of combined experience, and provide the information you need to succeed in the classroom, on the certification exam, and in the operating room.Learning Objectives in each chapter list the key content you should master and provide a useful study tool in preparing for examinations. NEW! Coverage of hot topics includes next-generation antibiotics, new technology involving orthopedic surgery, advances in cataract surgery, and more.NEW! Now in full color, an expanded art program helps you visualize concepts in anatomy and physiology, medications, equipment, and procedures.NEW! A comprehensive glossary supports key terms that are highlighted in the text.NEW! "Make It Simple "boxes review and break down medical terminology. "

Workbook for Surgical Technology

Principles and Practice

Author: Joanna Kotcher Fuller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292348

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Specially designed to parallel the material in Surgical Technology: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, this helpful workbook provides in-depth study and review of the most important surgical technology concepts. Its user-friendly format offers more practical application and critical thinking exercises than other workbooks, allowing you to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios. 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. Preclinical checklists for all skills/procedures allow you to assess your own skills, as well as be assessed by other students.

Surgical Technician

Author: E. R. Primm, III

Publisher: Lifematters

ISBN: 9780736885539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Alexander's Surgical Procedures - E-Book

Author: Jane C. Rothrock,Sherri Alexander

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292704

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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Developed specifically for surgical technologists, Alexander's Surgical Procedures provides proven, step-by-step coverage of essential surgical procedures from one of the most trusted sources in surgical technology. Building on the renowned content of Alexander's Care of the Surgical Patient, 14th Edition, respected authorities Jane Rothrock and Sherri Alexander (AST president 2007 - 2011) guide you through the pre-op set up, procedure pathology/steps, and post-op considerations for all required procedures. This approachable, easy-to-use resource complements the fundamental coverage in your other surgical technology textbooks, and detailed procedure videos on a companion Evolve website help you ensure success from the classroom to the OR. Content adapted from Alexander's Care of the Surgical Patient, 14th Edition provides comprehensive procedural coverage optimized for your specific needs as a surgical technologist. Surgical Technologist Considerations boxes detail practical strategies for applying chapter content to specialty procedures. Complete pre-op set up, draping, and other instructions for each procedure equip you to confidently perform all of the duties of surgical technologist in the OR setting. Chapter Outlines, Learning Objectives, and Chapter Summaries help you study chapter content more effectively. Review questions in the text and case studies on Evolve reinforce key concepts and encourage critical thinking. OR Live links on Evolve direct you to step-by-step procedure videos for commonly performed procedures. More than 700 full-color illustrations clarify surgical anatomy, instrumentation, procedures, and methods. Surgical Pharmacology tables provide quick, convenient access to generic/trade names, purpose/description, and pharmacokinetics for drugs most commonly associated with each specific surgical procedure. Cutting-edge content reflects the latest interventions and patient care techniques in surgical practice. Geriatric Consideration boxes help you manage surgical challenges unique to geriatric patients. Patient Safety boxes alert you to recent Joint Commission safety initiatives to ensure safe performance of key tasks. History boxes present chapter content in a broader context to enhance your understanding and retention. Ambulatory Surgical Considerations boxes highlight important changes to patient care within appropriate procedures. Risk Reduction Strategies boxes provide specific steps you can take to improve patient safety.

Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist

A Positive Care Approach

Author: Paul Price (CST/CFA.),Kevin B. Frey,Teri L. Junge,Association of Surgical Technologists

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781401838485

Category: Medical

Page: 1092

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This book is designed to educate the user according to the latest edition of the AST Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, a requirement for compliance with Standards for CAAHEP accredited programs. It represents a significant change in the field of surgical technology because it serves as the first foundation textbook written by surgical technologists for surgical technologists. Previous resources were provided by nurses for nursing students and nursing graduates, and lacked the subtle observations and nuances that come from years of experience in the role of surgical technologist.