Welcome to the leading text in surgical technology – the most up-to-date, the most trusted, and the most comprehensive. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST: A POSITIVE CARE APPROACH, Fourth Edition is your trusted source for comprehensive foundational surgical technology information. This streamlined new edition gets right to the essential topics such as equipment and supplies, operative preparation, practical and technical considerations, and postoperative considerations. With updated real-life scenarios, medical artwork, live surgery images, and numerous tools to support learning, this text is the ultimate resource for helping students anticipate the patient's and surgeon's needs before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Full coverage of essential procedures, this text provides students with the information needed to successfully apply the guidelines found in the Sixth Edition Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.