Surgical Notes: A Pocket Survival Guide for the Operating Room

F.A. Davis
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Jog your memory and be confident in your ability to adapt in the fast-paced OR environment! Refresh your knowledge of the essentials of aseptic technique, surgical conscience, anatomy, basic set-up, instruments, and sutures. Be ready for challenging situations with tips for communicating effectively in the OR. Anticipate need and attune your critical thinking to be able to set up your back table and mayo stand quickly and efficiently, count effectively, and communicate well with your team. Consult it to organize your case so you can start and end it with confidence.
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F.A. Davis
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Published on
Aug 28, 2014
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9780803641099
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English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / General
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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.

Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition! From the testing experts at HESI, this user-friendly guide walks you through the topics and question types found on admission exams, including: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. The guide includes hundreds of sample questions, step-by-step explanations, illustrations, and comprehensive practice exams to help you review the subject areas and hone your test-taking skills. Plus, the pre-test and post-test help identify your specific areas of weakness so you can focus your study time on the subjects you need most. If you want to pass the HESI Admission Assessment Exam or any other admissions assessment exam for health professions that you may encounter, there’s no better resource than HESI’s Admission Assessment Exam Review.HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics.Step-by-step explanations and sample problems in the math section show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation.Sample questions in all other sections prepare you for the questions you will face on the A2 Exam.User-friendly vocabulary chapter covers more of the medical terminology that you will face on the A2 Exam.Easy to read format with consistent section features includes an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted summary to better help you organize your review time and understand the information.Full-color layout and illustrations visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.NEW! 25-question pre-test at the beginning of the text helps you assess your areas of strength and weakness before using the text. NEW! 50-question comprehensive post –test is included at the back of the text and covers all of the text’s subject areas. The questions will also include rationales for correct/incorrect answers. NEW! Evolve companion site with two comprehensive practice exams helps hone your review and preparation for the HESI Admission Assessment Exam.NEW! Physics review questions have been added to ensure you are thoroughly prepared in this subject area.
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