Pocket Guide to the Operating Room

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Pocket Guide to the Operating Room 9780803612266

ISBN : 9780803612266
Publisher : F.A. Davis Company
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Edition : 3 Rev ed
Overview 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.This guide: covers more than 400 surgical procedures, including more than 40 new and significantly amended procedures, complying with information mandated or recommended by JCAHO, AORN, and other regulatory organizations; features extensive coverage of limited minimal access surgery, including endoscopic procedures for multiple specialties, microsurgical techniques, and instrumentation for these procedures; updates the section on anesthesia and anesthesic drugs; describes equipment trays, including pediatric trays; addresses the needs of both surgical technologists and perioperative nurses; provides charting/documentation of care information to comply with medicolegal requirements; includes a written care plan, adaptable to the individual patient, complete with areas for focus of nursing care and desired outcomes; and, fits in a lab coat pocket or locker for on-the-fly review.



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