â€śThe third edition is an invaluable reference book for the novice perioperative nurse or surgical technologist. For someone studying for the CNOR, this is a tremendous resource book and study guide.â€ť -- The AORN Journal, December 2008 This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, youâ€™ll find a definition â€˘ discussion â€˘ description of the surgery â€˘ preparation of the patient â€˘ skin preparation â€˘ draping technique â€˘ instrumentation â€˘ supplies â€˘ and special notes pertinent to that surgery. Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery â€˘ safety measures for the patient and perioperative personnel â€˘ the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care â€˘ The Joint Commissionâ€™s Universal Protocol and AORNâ€™s standards and recommended practices, (including correct site and laterality considerations). Its in-depth coverage also encompasses charting as a legal document â€˘ patient teaching â€˘ detailed surgical patient positioning with drawings â€˘ anesthesia and anesthetic agents â€˘ laser application â€˘ robotics â€˘ endoscopy (including laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures) â€˘ microsurgery (including microendoscopy and microneuroendoscopy) â€˘ harmonic scalpel â€˘ argon beam coagulator â€˘ special considerations for the pediatric patient in surgery, (including anesthesia modifications and surgical procedures).