The 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.'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, you'll find a definition discussion description of the surgery preparation of the patient skin preparation draping technique instrumentation supplies and special notes pertinent to that surgery. Comprehensive patient care is addressed, including psychological care of the patient in surgery, safety measures for the patient and perioperative personnel, the written record of intra-, pre- and postoperative care, The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol and AORN's standards and recommended practices, (including correct site and laterality considerations). Its in-depth coverage also encompasses charting as a legal document; patient teaching, detailed surgical patient positioning with drawings; anesthesia and anesthetic agents; laser application; robotics; endoscopy (including laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic procedures); microsurgery (including microendoscopy and microneuroendoscopy); harmonic scalpel; argon beam coagulator; special considerations for the pediatric patient in surgery; (including anesthesia modifications and surgical procedures).