Pocket Guide to the Operating Room
Author: Maxine A. Goldman
Edition: 3rd., 2007
The third edition is a valuable reference book for the novice perioperative nurse or surgical technologist. For someone who is studying for the Cnor, this is a tremendous resource of books and study guides.
The AORN Journal, December 2008
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art changes to familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for the care of surgical patients in the perioperative environment. Discussed for each technique, you ll find a definition description of the preparation of the surgical patient skin preparation cover art instrumentation and special instruction provides the finding that the operation.
Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of patients in surgery for the patient safety and perioperative staff the Protocol on intra-, pre-and post-operative care, the Joint Commission's Universal Protocol, AORN's standards and recommended practices (including the right place and laterality considerations).
Its in-depth coverage includes charting as a legal document patient teaching surgical positioning of the patient with detailed drawings of anesthesia and anesthetics robotic endoscopic laser application (including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic surgery) Microsurgery (including micro-endoscopy and microneuroendoscopy), harmonic scalpel, argon beam coagulator special considerations for pediatric patients in surgery (including changes in anesthesia and surgery).
Although it is a book for human operating rooms, I believe it can be of some use to veterinary surgeons as well.