Essential Surgical Skills

ISBN-10: 072163950X

ISBN-13: 9780721639505

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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This popular resource delivers a thorough overview of every basic surgical term, concept, and technique. The essentials of surgery are concisely presented and abundantly illustrated. From tissue injury, local anesthetics, and surgical instrumentsthrough obtaining hemostasis, skin flaps, scar excision and closureto postoperative wound care, the 2nd Edition presents everything readers need to know to perform all of the maneuvers essential to surgical success. Two bonus CD-ROMs complement the text, using full-color animations and live-action video to demonstrate all of the skills step by step. Detailed illustrations and intra-operative photographs make every point clear. Video clips of operating room preparation and procedures show readers how to proceedstep by 17 quizzes throughout the book as well as a 100-question test (with answers) enable readers to assess their mastery of the material. CD-ROM #2 presents another 100-question test (with answers) that provides immediate feedback and scores as well as 25 randomized questions (without answers,) scored after the quiz is completed. New illustrations and animations demonstrate suturing and knot tying instructions for both right- and left-handed surgeons. A new section on endoscopic surgery includes suturing and knot tying, and new chapters address appendectomy and skin flaps. Expanded coverage of obtaining hemostasis reflects the latest knowledge, including topical hemostatic agents and the coagulation cascade. Includes up-to-date information on the latest surgical equipment, adhesives, and more.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The Operating Room
The Wound
Tissue InjuryWounding Inflammation Proliferation of collagen and scar formation Scar maturation
Wound Classification Clean wounds Clean contaminated wounds Contaminated wounds Infected wounds
Factors That Affect Wound Healing Age Weight Nutrition Dehydration Blood supply Immune responses Chronic illness Drugs and radiation therapy Smoking
Healing Primary intention Secondary intention Tertiary intention Complications
Basic Principles in Surgery
Handling of the Tissues
Incision Planning
Relaxed Skin Tension Lines
Choice of Suture Materials
Closing With Sufficient Tension
Tissue Moisture
Debriding Necrotic Tissue
Dead Spaces
Postoperative Wound Stress
Local Anesthetics
Injection Technique
Washing Your Hands
Surgical Instruments
Tissue Scissors
Skin Hooks
Needle Holder
Suture Scissors
Towel Clip
Staple Gun
Sutures and Knots
Suture Materials
Needle Types
Knot Tying - Two-Hand Tie Square Knot Comparison Between Surgeon's Knot and Square Knot Surgeon's Knot Instrument Tie
Obtaining Hemostasis
Free Vessel Ligature
Figure-of-8 Stick Tie
Bone Wax
Wound Closure
Principles of Halving
Subcutaneous Closure
Subcuticular Closure
Skin Closure
Simple Interrupted
Suture Vertical Mattress
Suture Horizontal Mattress
Suture Running Closure (Baseball Stitch)
Running-Lock Closure Running Intracuticular
Closure Staples Skin
Adhesive Closure
Purse String
Suture Drains
Skin Flaps
Fusiform (Elliptical) Excision
Advancement Flap
Rotation Flap
Postoperative Wound
Local Wound Care
Suture Removal
Staple Removal
Drain Removal
Quiz Questions
Glossary of Terms
Main Menu for CD Rom
Scrubbingwashing hands
Gowning and Gloving
Surgical Instruments
Knot Tying
Laboratory Preparations (Pigs' Feet)
Laboratory Exercises (Surgical Techniques)
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