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Essential Surgical Skills [With Full-Color Animations and Live-Action Video]

By David A. Sherris, Eugene B. Kern

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 2nd Revised Edition
Other Information: Approx. 450 illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 18 May 2004
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 instruments through obtaining hemostasis, skin flaps, scar excision and closure to 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.

Table of Contents

A. THE OPERATING ROOM B. THE WOUND 1. Tissue InjuryWounding Inflammation Proliferation of collagen and scar formation Scar maturation 2. Wound Classification Clean wounds Clean contaminated wounds Contaminated wounds Infected wounds 3. Factors That Affect Wound Healing Age Weight Nutrition Dehydration Blood supply Immune responses Chronic illness Drugs and radiation therapy Smoking 4. Healing Primary intention Secondary intention Tertiary intention Complications C. BASIC PRINCIPLES IN SURGERY 1. Hemostasis 2. Handling of the Tissues 3. Incision Planning 4. Relaxed Skin Tension Lines 5. Undennining 6. Choice of Suture Materials 7. Closing With Sufficient Tension 8. Tissue Moisture 9. Debriding Necrotic Tissue 10. Dead Spaces 11. Postoperative Wound Stress D. LOCAL ANESTHETICS 1. Anesthetics 2. Injection Technique E. SCRUBBING 1. Washing Your Hands 2. Gowning 3. Gloving F. SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 1. Scalpel 2. Tissue Scissors 3. Forceps 4. Skin Hooks 5. Retractor 6. Needle Holder 7. Hemostat 8. Suction 9. Cautery 10. Suture Scissors 11. Towel Clip 12. Staple Gun Quiz G. SUTURES AND KNOTS 1. Introduction 2. Suture Materials 3. Needle Types 4. Knot Tying - Two-Hand Tie Square Knot Comparison Between Surgeon's Knot and Square Knot Surgeon's Knot Instrument Tie H. OBTAINING HEMOSTASIS 1. Free Vessel Ligature 2. Figure-of-8 Stick Tie 3. Electrocautery 4. Bone Wax I. WOUND CLOSURE 1. Principles of Halving 2. Subcutaneous Closure 3. Subcuticular Closure 4. 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 J. SKIN FLAPS 1. Introduction 2. Fusiform (Elliptical) Excision 3. Advancement Flap 4. Rotation Flap 5. Z-Plasty K. POSTOPERATIVE WOUND 1. Local Wound Care 2. Steri-Strips 3. Suture Removal 4. Staple Removal 5. Drain Removal L. QUIZ QUESTIONS M. GLOSSARY OF TERMS N. QUIZ ANSWERS 145 0. MAIN MENU FOR CD ROM 1. Scrubbingwashing hands 2. Gowning and Gloving 3. Surgical Instruments 4. Knot Tying 5. Laboratory Preparations (Pigs' Feet) 6. Laboratory Exercises (Surgical Techniques) Quiz


-An excellent addition to our surgical literature, filling a void that has been present: too long...The real value of this book is its ability to convey fundamental surgical concepts and techniques in a simple, clear, and efficient way...It does so in a multimedia style at a cost that's hard to beat.--Archives of Dermatology

EAN: 9780721639505
ISBN: 072163950X
Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
Dimensions: 27.84 x 21.29 x 0.99 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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