Your surgical attachment is fast approaching and you have a number of questions that need answering to help you make the most of your experience... Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment will answer them for you. Everything you need to know about the operating theatre and the use of surgical instruments is packed into this one handy guide:
* The names and functions of surgical instruments
* Electrosurgery and its techniques
* How to use laparoscopic equipment
* Sutures - put your best knot forward!
* Operating theatre conduct and etiquette, and 'do's and don'ts' when assisting
* How to scrub up
* Pre-operative and peri-operative care
* The surgical career ladder and how to climb it.
With a foreword by Andrew Raftery, Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of England's Medical Students Liaison Committee, Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment offers an engaging insight into the practical aspects of surgery.
Introduction from the Editor
1 Perioperative care
2 Anaesthesia and the anaesthetic room
3 The operating theatre
4 Scrubbing up
5 Surgical instruments
6 The art of suturing and assisting
8 Minimal access surgery
9 Health, safety and surgeons
10 You as a trainee