Operating Room Skills: Fundamentals for the Surgical Technologist eBook (2e) : 9780135204061

Operating Room Skills: Fundamentals for the Surgical Technologist eBook (2e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: A lab manual for surgical technologists new to the operating room

Operating Room Skills: Fundamentals for the Surgical Technologist helps students develop the essential skills needed to perform safely and competently in the operating room. The unique format follows the role of the surgical technologist, in conjunction with a patient’s movement through surgery. From the start, students are immersed in an active-learning experience that integrates best practices, core-curriculum requirements, and recommendations from program graduates and instructors.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Don Scrub Attire
  • 2. Perform Basic Hand Hygiene
  • 3. Don and Doff Personal Protective Equipment
  • 4. Open Sterile Supplies
  • 5. Perform Surgical Hand Scrub and Rub
  • 6. Gown and Glove Self-Closed Gloving Method
  • 7. Drape Mayo Stand and Prepare Back Table
  • 8. Prevent Retained Surgical Items and Demonstrate the Count Protocol
  • 9. Manage Medications and Solutions
  • 10. Select Mayo Stand Instruments
  • 11. Prepare the Patient for Operating Room Entry
  • 12. Participate in Preanesthesia Skills
  • 13. Facilitate Electrosurgery and Surgical Fire Awareness
  • 14. Gown and Glove Another Team Member
  • 15. Perform Open Gloving Technique
  • 16. Position the Patient, Perform Urinary Catheterization and Skin Preparation
  • 17. Apply Surgical Drapes
  • 18. Perform Postdraping and Preincision Preparation
  • 19. Identify, Prepare, and Pass Instruments
  • 20. Prepare, Load, and Pass Suture for Right- and Left-Handed Surgeons
  • 21. Maintain Sterile Technique
  • 22. Facilitate Specimen Care, Dressings, Drains, and Postanesthesia Care
  • 23. Dismantle the Sterile Field and Disrobe
  • 24. Facilitate Room Turnover and Confidentiality
  • 25. Facilitate Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted
  • 26. Transition to the Clinical Setting
Features & benefits
  • The skill sequences and instructions in the text reflect best practices advocated by professional and government organisations, including OSHA, CDC, AST, and AORN, and those in the AST’s Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology.
  • Trends for awareness and prevention are discussed, including completing a safe surgery checklist, ensuring medication accountability, preventing retained objects, applying aseptic technique, and preventing surgical fires.
  • A new Chapter 26, “Transition to the Clinical Setting,” uses interactive strategies to provide direction for pre-clinical requirements, clinical case participation, and log documentation for accredited programs.
  • An introduction to the skills and roles presented in the chapter now appears at the start of each chapter, providing a quick reference for instructors and students.
  • A list of supplies to be used, directions for preparation and performance, and learning objectives are now in each chapter. This information prompts a quick start to each lab session.
  • The most frequently used surgical instruments, suture, and dressing supplies (Chapters 7, 19, 20, and 22) gives students a manageable amount of information about tasks performed by the surgical technologist.
  • Competency Assessments forms, updated in each chapter, are useful for evaluating lab and clinical performance and are also available as editable files on the companion website. The forms are designed for role immersion, integration, repetition, and a dedication to excellence.
  • An editable progress report and a “to do” list are supplied to students before testing. Discussion questions prompt learners to think critically about the material, while generating in-class debate.
  • Online appendices to enrich learning are new to this edition. They include answer keys for discussion questions and medication math problems; apprentice preceptor and active-learning strategies; and internet resources.
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