New Edition
Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique,
Edition 14
By Nancymarie Phillips, BS, RN, CST, CNOR and Anita Hornacky, BS, RN, CST, CNOR

Publication Date: 22 Jun 2020

Easily learn how to apply basic surgical principles and techniques with Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique, 14th Edition. For over 50 years, this highly readable text has been trusted to clearly cover the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format. Expert authors Nancymarie Phillips and Anita Hornacky emphasize the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes. With a strong focus on the physiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients, this extensively updated new edition gives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.

Key Features

  • Detailed information on the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles enhance students’ understanding of basic surgical principles and techniques.
  • Emphasis on teamwork among perioperative caregivers encourages cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes.
  • In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status help students learn how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care needs of all patients.
  • Focus on the physiologic, psychologic and spiritual considerations of patients gives students the knowledge they need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.
  • Vivid high-quality illustrations reflect the latest in perioperative procedures and provide key safety information.
  • Coverage of both inpatient and ambulatory procedures highlights key considerations for each settings as well as for individual surgical procedures.
  • Chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions help students quickly find important information and focus study time.
  • Enhanced TEACH manual and extensive Evolve resources maximize classroom learning.
  • Step-by-step coverage of the foundations of surgical techniques enables students to effectively apply basic principles to practice.
  • Updated tables and boxes call attention to the most important concepts from the text.
  • References highlight the evidence-based practice approach used throughout the text.

New Features

  • NEW! Updated evidence-based content reflects the 2019 AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and covers: recommendations for attire; revisions in sterilization and instrument processing; FDA standards, recalls, and approvals; CDC updated screening data; current technology and instrumentation; prevention and treatment of surgical infection; recommendations for perioperative patient care, documentation, and hand-over; updated surgical facility requirements; and more.
  • NEW! Current recommendations for the comprehensive surgical checklist have also been incorporated in the text.
  • NEW! Updated practice examination has been added to the perioperative education and learning activities.
  • NEW! Explanation of PNDS provides students with a solid understanding of the Perioperative Nursing Data Set.
  • NEW! Legal and ethical implications for practice ground students in the importance of proper skill performance and thoughtful decision-making.
About the author
By Nancymarie Phillips, BS, RN, CST, CNOR, Professor Emeritus,Lakeland Community College,Director Department of Perioperative Education,Perioperative Nursing, Registered Nurse,First Assistants, Surgical Technology,Kirkland, Ohio and Anita Hornacky, BS, RN, CST, CNOR, Perioperative Educator,Surgical Pharmacology and Orthopedics,Lakeland Community College,Kirkland, Ohio
Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamentals of Theory and Practice
1. Perioperative Education
2. Foundations of Perioperative Patient Care Standards
3. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues

Section 2: The Perioperative Patient Care Team
4. The Perioperative Patient Care Team and Professional Credentialing
5. The Surgical First Assistant
6. Administration of Perioperative Patient Care Services

Section 3: The Patient as a Unique Individual
7. The Patient: The Reason for Your Existence
8. Perioperative Pediatrics
9. Perioperative Geriatrics

Section 4: The Perioperative Environment
10. Physical Facilities
11. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Alternative Surgical Locations
12. Care of the Perioperative Environment
13. Potential Sources of Injury to the Caregiver and the Patient

Section 5: Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique
14. Surgical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Therapy
15. Principles of Aseptic and Sterile Technique
16. Appropriate Attire, Surgical Hand Hygiene, Gowning and Gloving
17. Decontamination and Disinfection
18. Sterilization

Section 6: Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment
19. Surgical Instrumentation
20. Specialized Surgical Equipment

Section 7: Preoperative Patient Care
21. Preoperative Preparation of the Patient
22. Diagnostics, Specimens, and Oncologic Considerations

Section 8: Pharmacology and Anesthesia
23. Surgical Pharmacology
24. Anesthesia: Techniques and Agents

Section 9: Intraoperative Patient Care
25. Coordinated Roles of the Scrub Person and the Circulating Nurse
26. Positioning, Prepping, and Draping the Patient
27. Physiologic Maintenance and Monitoring of the Perioperative Patient

Section 10: Surgical Site Management
28. Surgical Incisions, Implants, and Wound Closure
29. Wound Healing and Hemostasis

Section 11: Perianesthesia and Postprocedural Patient Care
30. Postoperative Patient Care
31. Potential Perioperative Complications

Section 12: Surgical Specialties
32. Endoscopy and Robotic-Assisted Surgery
33. General Surgery
34. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
35. Urologic Surgery
36. Orthopedic Surgery
37. Neurosurgery of the Brain and Peripheral Nerves
38. Spinal Surgery
39. Ophthalmic Surgery
40. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
41. Otorhinolaryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery
42. Thoracic Surgery
43. Cardiac Surgery
44. Vascular Surgery
45. Organ Procurement and Transplantation

Book details
ISBN: 9780323709149
Page Count: 1024
Retail Price : £107.99
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