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Author Criscitelli, Theresa,
Title Fast facts for the operating room nurse : an orientation and care guide in a nutshell / Theresa Criscitelli.
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2015]

Author Criscitelli, Theresa,
Series Fast facts
Fast facts (Springer Publishing Company)
Subject Operating room nursing -- Methods.
Operating Room Nursing -- methods.
Perioperative Care -- methods.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 217 pages).
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Reference; Share Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell; Part I: Personal and Patient Preparation; Chapter 1: Surgical Attire; Controlled Areas; Scrubs; Head Coverings; Scrub Jackets; Shoes; Shoe Covers; Additional Items; Infection Control Concerns; Chapter 2: Preoperative Considerations; The First Step: The Preoperative Shower; Preoperative Medications; Identification of the Patient; Preoperative Questions; Preoperative Teaching; Lab Work.
Informed ConsentUniversal Protocol; Preoperative Warming; Chapter 3: Patient Positioning; General Considerations for Safe, Effective Patient Positioning; Special Considerations for Providing Patient Protection from Pressure Injuries; Standard Surgical Positions; An Ounce of Prevention: Additional Considerations for Patient Safety; Ergonomic and Safety Considerations for the Surgical Team; Chapter 4: Surgical Skin Preparation; Hair Removal Prior to Skin Preparation; Skin Inspection; Choosing the Skin Antiseptic Agent; Application of Skin Antiseptic Agent; How Far Should you Go?
Hazards of Skin PreparationChapter 5: Draping the Patient for Surgery; Components of Draping; Basic Principles of Draping; Common Order of Drapes for a Basic Surgery; Securing Items to the Drapes; Strike-Through: An Important Infection Control Consideration; Removal of Drapes; Draping Other Items in the Operating Room; Lead Aprons; Radiation Badge (Thermoluminescent Dosimeter); Part II: Environment and Processing Considerations; Chapter 6: Operating Room Environment Requirements; Cleaning the Operating Room Environment; Alcohol; Assessing the Operating Room Environment.
Temperature, Airflow, Humidity, and Air ExchangeTraffic Patterns; Infection Control Precautions; Cleaning after Infection Control Precautions; Noise in the Operating Room; Waste Disposal; Chapter 7: Sterile Technique; General Principles of Sterile Technique; Preparing the Operating Room for Surgery; Determining Sterility of Items; Types of Sterile Supply Packaging; Basic Technique for Tossing Items onto the Sterile Field; Types of Sterile Instrument Packaging; Scrubbing, Gowning, and Gloving; Setting up and Maintaining the Sterile Field.
Transferring Items to the Sterile Field During the SurgeryBreaking Down the Sterile Field; Chapter 8: Sterilization and Central Processing; Cleaning and Decontamination; Cleaning/Decontamination Processes; Preparation and Packaging; Sterilization; Sterile Storage; Chapter 9: Surgical Supplies; Sponges; Sharps; General Guidelines for Sterile Supplies; Implants; Surgical Inventory Systems; Part III: Surgical Basics; Chapter 10: Basic Surgical Procedures; Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Procedures; Ophthalmic Procedures; Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Procedures; General and Abdominal Procedures.
Note Laparoscopic Procedures.
Summary ""This pocketsize book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. Topics and practices are easy to access, retrieve, and understand along with illustrations and diagrams that provide visual aids to enhance learning ... Novice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retri.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826123695 (electronic bk.)
0826123694 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 897645519
Additional Format Print version: Criscitelli, Theresa. Fast facts for the operating room nurse. New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2015] 9780826123688 (DLC) 2014032744 (OCoLC)888025936

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