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Pocket Guide to the Operating Room (Pocket Guide to Operating Room) [Kindle Edition]

Maxine A. Goldman

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Book Description

“The third edition is an invaluable reference book for the novice perioperative nurse or surgical technologist. For someone studying for the CNOR, this is a tremendous resource book and study guide.”
-- The AORN Journal, December 2008

This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition • discussion • description of the surgery • preparation of the patient • skin preparation • draping technique • instrumentation • supplies • and special notes pertinent to that surgery.

Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery • safety measures for the patient and perioperative personnel • the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care • The Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol and AORN’s standards and recommended practices, (including correct site and laterality considerations).

Its in-depth coverage also encompasses charting as a legal document • patient teaching • detailed surgical patient positioning with drawings • anesthesia and anesthetic agents • laser application • robotics • endoscopy (including laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures) • microsurgery (including microendoscopy and microneuroendoscopy) • harmonic scalpel • argon beam coagulator • special considerations for the pediatric patient in surgery, (including anesthesia modifications and surgical procedures).

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3110 KB
  • Print Length: 1279 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0803612265
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company; 3 edition (30 Nov. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026IUP6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I use this book everyday 2 April 2010
By Blondie - Published on
Having just graduated from school and entering the OR for the first time, I can attest that this is by far one of the best quick-reference texts I've owned yet! I use it every time I have questions on how a surgical procedure is carried out; it includes the surgical goal, equipment and instrumentation necessary, and special considerations for each and every kind of procedure in the book. This book is very useful also because it covers general and specialty surgeries. I highly recommend this for anyone entering the OR for the first time.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best gets even better! New 3rd Edition 11 Oct. 2007
By David A. Papazian Boyce - Published on
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Back in October 2007 I wrote: As a senior nursing student doing my practicum in the OR, this little book offers the best concise information on specific procedures. Great for preparing the night before or in 2 minutes before a procedure. We have a voluminous Medcom series available in our suite, but I haven't touched it since getting Goldman's gem. Our OR nurse educator has taken a look at my copy and is considering recommending it for her new hires. If your need is not immediate, be aware that a new edition will be out in December 2007.

January, 2008-Well the NEW EDITION is here and it's twice as many pages (1200), up-to-date (2007 vs. 1996), 100 new procedures and covers all the newest techniques and technology. As I now start my OR internship as a greduate nurse I look forward to using this new and even better edition of the best portable nursing reference for the OR! It's a bargain for the info it contains!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plastic Surgeon's review 4 Jan. 2008
By Herbert Goldberg - Published on
I find this "Pocket" guide to the O.R. very useful for both my operating room nurses and myself. It provides a convenient source for preparations so that the operating team can be more efficient and knowledgeable. The guide is valuable to any member of the operating team, especially with the diverse nature of surgery in the current times. Everyone associated with the Operating Room would find this book a useful addition to their armamentarium and I recommend it highly.
Herbert M. Goldberg, M.D., FACS
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this when I became a circulating RN in training 20 Dec. 2012
By Marie-Christine Truong - Published on
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I was recommeded this book by a coworker when I was training to be a circulating RN. Good recommendation. It's pretty easy to carry around. It gives a basic overview of many of the procedures done in the OR, it includes info such as what the procedure is done for, steps of the procedure, and instrumentation used during the case, and other helpful info to give the truly novice circulating RN a background of what to expect during specific surgical case. It is easy to read and understand. I would recommend it as a useful resource for an RN just starting their training in the OR.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Read the reviews...they're true. 30 April 2013
By Dakota Phillips - Published on
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I was preparing to take the CNOR exam (after letting it lapse for 10+ years) and ordered this in conjunction with Alexander's. I did not find this book to be helpful in the least. Maybe for a TOTAL beginner OR nurse, this might be useful. Otherwise, I don't think so.
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