Operating Room Skills: Fundamentals for the Surgical Technologist, 2nd edition

  • Nancy N. Dankanich

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Operating Room Skills will help you develop the skills needed to perform safely and competently in the operating room. This text follows the role of a surgical technologist, in conjunction with a patient's movement through surgery, to immerse you in an active-learning experience that integrates best practices.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137532988

Subject: Basic Health

Category: Surgical Technology

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

A. Answer Keys: Discussion Questions and Math Problems
B. Apprentice Preceptor
C. Internet Supplements

Online Resources
Chapter Skills
ST Skills Videos and Scenarios
Editable Competency Assessments
End-of-chapter Activities
General Surgery Instruments # 1-128 PowerPoint

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