1st Edition

Making Sense of Your Surgical Attachment
A Hands-On Guide

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ISBN 9780340945889
Published December 28, 2007 by CRC Press
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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
7 Electrosurgery
8 Minimal access surgery
9 Health, safety and surgeons
10 You as a trainee

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The authors all undertook their medical and surgical training at the University of Nottingham Medical School, and were final year students at the time of writing. They held the following positions with the University of Nottingham's Surgical Society SCRUBS:

Author and Editor: Paul Sutton, Junior Doctor at Derby City Hospital and 2005/6 President of SCRUBS


Polly Drew, 2006/7 President of SCRUBS

Rebecca Lee, 2006/7 Vice-President of SCRUBS

Michele Chimenti, Clinical Co-ordinator on the 2006/7 SCRUBS committee

David Lee, Clinical Co-ordinator on the 2006/7 SCRUBS committee

Editorial Advisor: Michael Larvin, Professor of Surgery at Nottingham University and responsible for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme (STEP) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England