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Author Tulloh, Bruce (Surgeon)

Title Foundations of operative surgery : an introduction to surgical techniques / Bruce Tulloh, David Lee
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 154 pages) : bill
Contents Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Preparing yourself; Responsibilities as part of the surgical team; Responsibilities as a trainee; Key points; Chapter 2 Conducting yourself; Theatre etiquette; Assisting; Operating; Haste versus speed; After the operation; Key points; Chapter 3 Before you start; The consent process; Preparing the patient; Scrubbing up; Prepping and draping; Using local anaesthetic; Chapter 4 Making incisions; Planning the incision; Using the scalpel; Using the diathermy; Re-opening an old wound; Key points; Pitfalls; Chapter 5 Retracting; The hand as a retractor
EquipmentSetting up; Instruments; Creating the pneumoperitoneum; Inserting subsequent trocars; Holding the camera; Operating; Key points; Pitfalls; Chapter 11 Drains and dressings; Drains; Post-operative dressings; Pitfalls; Chapter 12 Putting it all together; Excision of skin lesion (recurrent sebaceous cyst); Inguinal hernia repair; Open appendicectomy; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Opening and closing the abdomen (midline incision)
Instruments for retractionPitfalls; Chapter 6 Separating tissues; Blunt dissection; Sharp dissection; Key points; Pitfalls; Chapter 7 Knots; Instrument or hand tie?; Anatomy of a knot; Hand tying on the flat; Instrument tying on the flat; Hand ties in a cavity; Tying around artery forceps; Key points; Pitfalls; Chapter 8 Haemostasis; Anticipation and prevention; Control of haemorrhage; Clearing blood from the operative field; Key points; Pitfalls; Chapter 9 Approximating tissues; Adhesive tape dressings; Tissue glues; Suturing; Stapling; Pitfalls; Chapter 10 Manoeuvres in laparoscopic surgery
Summary Technical expertise in the operating theatre remains a hallmark of surgical practice. Theatre etiquette and instrument handling skills are highly specific to the specialty of surgery, and trainees need to quickly become familiar with them. This book introduces operative technique in an original way. It first discusses the roles and responsibilities of the surgical trainee and explains some the unwritten rules of behaviour in the operating theatre. It then brings a unique approach to teaching operative surgery by describing operations as a series of generic manoeuvres which, when mastered and pu
Notes Includes index
One digital video disc inside front cover
Some online versions lack accompanying media packaged with the printed version
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Subject Surgery, Operative.
Form Electronic book
Author Lee, David.
ISBN 0191575208 (electronic bk.)
9780191575204 (electronic bk.)