"Be prepared with this handy pocket guide to more than 500 surgical procedures. For each procedure, an easy-to-use template gives you quick access to the must-have information you need: definitions and descriptions; preparation of the patient; skin preparation; draping techniques; equipment needed; instrumentation; supplies; and special notes." "You'll also find coverage of all aspects of patient care, including: psychological care of the patient in surgery; safety measures for the patient and the operative team; written records of intra-, pre- and postoperative care; and the application of Joint Commission's Universal Protocols for the correct identification of the patient including correct site and laterality." "New features include: more than 40 new and significantly amended procedures, including microsurgery, minimal access surgery, and robotics; 11 line drawings demonstrate patient positioning; an updated section on anesthesia and anesthetic drugs; and second color throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Goldman, Maxine A. is the author of 'Pocket Guide to the Operating Room ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780803612266 and ISBN 0803612265.