Operating Department Practice A-Z

Operating Department Practice A-Z

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The role of the operating department practitioner has evolved considerably in recent years, and both trainee and practising ODPs need a practical, up-to-date resource on terminology and current practice. Each entry in the second edition of Operating Department Practice A-Z has been fully updated and contains both a short definition and a more detailed description of the term or procedure, with supporting information to give the reader a deeper understanding of the field. In addition, the book contains useful appendices on medical terminology and abbreviations, normal values, medical and scientific symbols, and a list of useful websites for further reference. Written by two of the UK's most experienced Operating Department Practice lecturers, Operating Department Practice A-Z, second edition provides practical, concise information for all peri-operative staff members.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 570g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1 Halftones, unspecified; 19 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521710219
  • 9780521710213
  • 1,645,552

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Foreword A. A. Gilbertson; 1. Abbreviations; 2. Medical terms; 3. A-Z; Appendix 1. Signs and symbols; Appendix 2. Normal values; Appendix 3. Assessment and classification systems; Appendix 4. Useful websites; Appendix 5. Professional bodies and organizations.
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Review of the first edition: '... the book has a user-friendly format to allow rapid access to information. It is an essential purchase for ODPs, as well as being a handy quick reference for medical students and a useful information source for recovery/theatre nurses.' The Operating Theatre Journal "A quick reference for use in the operating room and for students in nursing and related fields. One author has 30 years of experience in the operating room and the other teaches in continuing professional development."
--Doody's Review Service
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About Tom Williams

Tom Williams has over thirty years experience as an operating department practitioner. He is currently a freelance clinical and teaching practitioner. Brian Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development at the Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Liverpool.
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