Surgical Technology, Principles and Practice, 5th Edition

Surgical Technology

5th Edition Principles and Practice

By Joanna Kotcher Fuller, BA, BSN, RN, RGN, MPH, Emergency Medical Coordinator, Medical Emergency Relief International, UK-Global


1. The Surgical Technologist

2. The Patient in Surgery

3. Death and Dying

4. Law and Ethics

5. Introduction to the Health Facility

6. Communication and Teamwork

7. Microbes and The Process of Infection

8. Decontamination, Disinfection, and Sterilization

9. Aseptic Technique

10. Transporting, Transferring, and Positioning

11. Surgical Skin Preparation and Draping

12. Anesthsia, Anesthetics, and Physiological Monitoring

13. Postoperative Recovery and Patient Discharge

14. Perioperative Pharmacology

15. Environmental Hazards

16. Case Planning and Intraoperative Routines

17. The Surgical Wound

18. Biomechanics and Computer Technology

19. Energy Sources in Surgery

20. Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures

21. Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic, and Robotic Assisted Surgery

22. Surgical Instruments

23. General Surgery

24. Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery

25. Genitourinary Surgery

26. Ophthalmic Surgery

27. Surgery of the Ear, Nose, Pharynx and Larynx

28. OralMaxillofacial Trauma Surgery

29. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

30. Orthopedic Surgery

31. Peripheral Vascular Surgery

32. Thoracic and Pulmonary Surgery

33. Cardiac Surgery

34. Pediatric Surgery

35. Neurosurgery