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Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique (edition 2003)

by Nancymarie Fortunato Phillips

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For 46 years Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. It is commonly used as a text for either surgical technology or perioperative nursing courses or an educational reference for practicing surgical technologists, perioperative nurses, and in-service training for perioperative professionals. It covers the foundations of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format to enable the perioperative learner to effectively apply basic principles to practice, and focuses on the physiologic and psychologic needs of the patients to provide guidelines for planning and implementing comprehensive, individualized care. It also reviews the most commonly performed surgical procedures to help the reader see and apply surgical techniques and emphasizes teamwork among perioperative caregivers to encourage cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. Covers the foundations of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format to enable the perioperative learner to effectively apply basic principles to practice. Focuses on the physiologic and psychologic needs of the patients to provide guidelines for planning and implementing comprehensive, individualized care. Reviews the most commonly performed surgical procedures to help the learner see and apply surgical techniques. Discusses perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures to highlight considerations based on the setting as well as the surgical procedure. Emphasizes teamwork among perioperative caregivers to encourage cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. Provides detailed information about the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles in practice. The Surgical First Assistant (Chapter 5) provides an understanding of this increasing role in surgical practice for both the Surgical Technologist and the Perioperative Nurse. Surgical Pharmacology (Chapter 23) focuses on the most common drugs and their interactions encountered during surgical procedures. Expanded content on PeriAnesthesia Care and Endoscopic Surgery, including minimally invasive and minimal access surgical procedures. Dedicated website to provide educational links to perioperative resources for instructors and to provide learning resources for students such as Critical Thinking Case Studies and Activities designed to test content knowledge and critical thinking skills.… (more)
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Location: WY 162 B534 2013 (Victoria Hospital B2-125)
  lhsc_library | Jan 28, 2013 |
Essential reading for anyone preparing for a career in the operating room and/or the successful completion of the CNOR exam. ( )
  T_Renee | Nov 12, 2009 |
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For 46 years Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. It is commonly used as a text for either surgical technology or perioperative nursing courses or an educational reference for practicing surgical technologists, perioperative nurses, and in-service training for perioperative professionals. It covers the foundations of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format to enable the perioperative learner to effectively apply basic principles to practice, and focuses on the physiologic and psychologic needs of the patients to provide guidelines for planning and implementing comprehensive, individualized care. It also reviews the most commonly performed surgical procedures to help the reader see and apply surgical techniques and emphasizes teamwork among perioperative caregivers to encourage cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. Covers the foundations of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format to enable the perioperative learner to effectively apply basic principles to practice. Focuses on the physiologic and psychologic needs of the patients to provide guidelines for planning and implementing comprehensive, individualized care. Reviews the most commonly performed surgical procedures to help the learner see and apply surgical techniques. Discusses perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures to highlight considerations based on the setting as well as the surgical procedure. Emphasizes teamwork among perioperative caregivers to encourage cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes. Provides detailed information about the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles in practice. The Surgical First Assistant (Chapter 5) provides an understanding of this increasing role in surgical practice for both the Surgical Technologist and the Perioperative Nurse. Surgical Pharmacology (Chapter 23) focuses on the most common drugs and their interactions encountered during surgical procedures. Expanded content on PeriAnesthesia Care and Endoscopic Surgery, including minimally invasive and minimal access surgical procedures. Dedicated website to provide educational links to perioperative resources for instructors and to provide learning resources for students such as Critical Thinking Case Studies and Activities designed to test content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

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