Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current Australian and New Zealand practices, this third edition of Fundamental Skills for Surgery considers not only the basic instrument, tissue handling and suturing techniques, but a wide range of non-technical skills.
The full range of new surgical skills are explained, following a logical progression from the initial chapters focusing on surgical conduct, safety and surgical instruments, to more complex issues, such as wound management, anaesthesia and laparoscopic surgery.
Maintaining the tone and feel of an instructional manual, the reader is guided through procedures with clear descriptions of the surgical principles and over 200 step-by-step illustrations. .
Updates to this edition include:
• New surgical decision making processes
• New ACORN standards for scrubbing procedures
• New information on local anaesthetics
• 20 new illustrations.
Written by the Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, this is the authoritative guide for all surgical trainees and those requiring an understanding of surgical procedures.