on 28 September 2010
I am a trainee operating department practitioner (ODP). I bought this book in my first year and found the language really easy to understand having not spent much time in an operating department before buying this book. It is a good book for familiarising yourself with the perioperative terminology which is very important because once you learn it half the battle is over! It is also great for explaining what to expect in perioperative environments, from the basics upwards. I'm half way through the ODP course now and I always go back to this book even though I am a more experienced trainee and soon to be qualified. I have used it as a reference in many essays as it covers many areas of operating department practice. This book is suitable for trainees such as myself and qualified practitioners working throughout the opearting department and ITU etc.