?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).