Operating theatre practice

Edited by Suzanne J Hughes and Andy Mardell

in Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199239641
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598014 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Operating theatre practice

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Theatre preparation: heating, lighting, and humidity - Cleaning of the operating theatre - The management of surgical equipment - Correct site surgery - Maintaining a sterile field - Scrubbing up - Draping of the patient - Role of circulating practitioner - Opening of sterile packs - Movement within the theatre - Communication with the surgical team - Specimens - Infection control and prevention - Common infection control terms - Handwashing - Management of a patient with an infection - Role of the scrub practitioner - Setting up of the surgical instrument tray - Accountability of swabs, sharps, and instruments - Administration of drugs during surgery - Handling of surgical instruments - Management of sharps - Clinical waste - Instrument trays - Decontamination of equipment - Protective clothing and eye protection

Chapter.  15695 words. 

Subjects: Operating Department Practice ; Surgical Skills

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