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Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach [Hardcover]

Association of Surgical Technologists
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February 4, 2008 1418051683 978-1418051686 3
Welcome to the first foundational textbook written by surgical technologists. With over 95 procedures, Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist includes equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. No other resource will better prepare you to anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure. This book is the ultimate tool to help you apply the guidelines found in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.

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The Association of Surgical Technologists was established in 1969 by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

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  • Hardcover: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (February 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418051683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418051686
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.8 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not perfect. September 16, 2010
By nps07
As a senior in a ST program, I can tell you this book is mainly good for one thing only, the theory behind ST. It covers a lot on what is to come on the CST exam such as, anatomy, basic procedures, basic instruments,sterile technique, and a pretty good section on back table set ups (and thats where it would beat the Alexanders). Before a ST student goes to clinical, the most important thing is to be able to set up a back table, and have fluidity in each and every action in doing so. In saying that this book will prepare you right before clinical, with main cases students get such as: cholecystectomy, TAH, hemicolectomy, etc. diagramed step by step. However this book lacks a high amount of cases, as it only explains common ones, and with least variations.

-great for passing the CST examination
-good back table set up section, and preoperative diagramed section
-very good for chunking information for skeletal outlines (will set up good main points)
-diagrams of most common cases assigned to students at start of clinical

-not detailed, covers only basics of everything
-lacks a good suture section
-lacks in variation of cases
-case amount is much less than miniguides and Alexanders

What I think one should do?
Use this book to help you learn the basics, especially back tables setups and main cases. Use it only as a guideline to really understand most cases, this book is just a base, the Alexanders and pocket mini-guide will come after, to fill everything else in. I would buy all the books I have mentioned, however the pocket guide is not really needed until one starts clinical rotation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vague, outdated and NO help! October 3, 2009
By D. Beck
This book has many mistakes and is very inacurate to say the least. Our program used this text for our first year of instruction. We found many mistakes, outdated material and misuse in language. This is not a professional text, and caused much confusion in our first year of operation. Please choose another text for your program along with complimentary text for your Surgical Technology teaching. I would not recomend the workbook or the accompanying pocket handbook either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a Good Book March 1, 2012
It is outdated, not well organized, and contains a lot of wrong information. If you do not have to get this book don't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars mistakes found in book by students! September 24, 2010
A Kid's Review
I purchased this book for the surgical tech course and during the semester it was noted that the proof reading was never completed. There are many mistakes and some entries do not fully explain a specific procedure. I wish the instructor had proof read this book because the following year they changed books because of the inconsistencies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 11, 2014
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it was aight
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4.0 out of 5 stars great,fast,great condi April 13, 2014
By tammy
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thank u so much, this book is in good condition,it came fast in the mail and im happy about that,a little wrinting in the book but that dose not bother me..thanks agian.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super informative! March 8, 2014
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This book was bought for a class I was taking. I would recommend it to a future surgical technologist. It's a very heavy book, but after reading what is in it, I can see why. It is filled with a lot of information that a tech would want to know when taking this class. It helped me quite a bit when I was studying for tests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It seems to be a good book. December 30, 2013
By Kat
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I haven't started this course yet, because I am in the winter intermission, and I will be back to school in couple of weeks. But, I like this book already from the first chapter and the foreword that I read on my own. It looks to be a nice and relevant book. The transaction was very swift, and the delivery and handling were impeccable. Would buy from this vendor again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
For a used book it was in perfect condition! Very happy with the quality. Not a single scratch or highlight.
Published 8 months ago by stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars good
this text is almost brand new. excellent condition. barely marked, clean front and back covers. very good, i would definitely give five star rate
Published 10 months ago by jkim1208
1.0 out of 5 stars Will Not Prepare You for the OR
I used this book as a surgical tech student, and I can't recommend it. It hardly contains any common procedures, and the instructions are complicated and difficult to follow. Read more
Published 14 months ago by AeroDelite7
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
This book is filled with soooo much information! It is very informative! Very good for surgical technology students. Very much worth the money.
Published 16 months ago by J.N.
5.0 out of 5 stars book for class
My daughter check the book store on campus you are not going to believe it the book cost 300.00 . I didn't have the money for it so I got on amazon to see if you all had it so you... Read more
Published 17 months ago by tessie
5.0 out of 5 stars Surgical Bible
Superb condition. Excellent reference. Brief. Lots of pictures. Succinct. Love it and got ii in excellent condition and a price that I could afford as a student. ox
Published on April 9, 2012 by lovelylady596
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This was a great book, I have used it for years. This arrived in good time and was in good shape. Thanks!
Published on October 3, 2010 by Tasha
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