Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist : A Positive Care Approach

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This new text is written by surgical technologists and surgical technology educators with over 50 years of combined experience in the field. the only text written specifically for the surgical technologist, it focuses on the knowledge and cognitive skills required of the surgical technologist. It introduces the A Positive Care Approach, a systematic approach to intraoperative problem solving that focuses on the ability of the surgical technologist serving in the traditional role called "first scrub" to predict the surgeon's and patient's needs. Features: *Meets the Association of Surgical Technologists Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 4th edition *Surgical procedures are presented by surgical speciality in a consistent illustrative format throughout the text that helps students develop a patter for learning procedures *Objectives reflect the CARE and APOS acronyms; memory tools for systematic problem solving *Case studies and questions for further study in each chapter apply concepts learned and stimulate critical thinking *The color insert provides an overview of select anatomic systems and illustrates practical aspects of surgical technology *Pearls of Wisdom (tips from the author's experience) help the student maintain a practical focus on the procedure Supplements Computerized Testbank 0-7668-0665-0 Instructor's Manual 0-7668-0663-4 Student Workbook 0-7668-0664-2
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  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 225 x 288.5 x 40.4mm | 2,358.84g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0766806626
  • 9780766806627

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Orientation to Surgical Technology. Chapter 2: The Surgical Technologist and The Surgical Patient. Chapter 3: Physical Environment and Safety Standards. Chapter 4: Asepsis. Chapter 5: General Surgical Patient Care and Safety. (Part contents).
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