Surgical Instrumentation,
3rd Edition

Nancymarie Phillips, Anita Hornacky

ISBN-13: 9780357625866
Copyright 2024 | Published
448 pages | List Price: USD $137.95

Scrub in with SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION, Third Edition! This uniquely useful text helps you understand surgical instruments, how and when to use them, common instrument sets assembled for different types of surgical procedures, how to clean and disinfect instruments and much more. Packed with hundreds of instrument photos and line drawings organized logically by function and surgery type, the text depicts common instruments alone, in collections and disassembled, with close-up views of key parts--making it easy for you to differentiate scissors, clamps, retractors and specialty instruments to create the ideal instrument sets for the surgery at hand. Prepare for professional success in any surgical discipline with SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION, Third Edition.


1. History of Surgical Instrumentation.
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Surgical Instrumentation.
3. Categories of Surgical Instrumentation.
4. Considerations for Instrument Set Assembly.
5. Soft Tissue Foundation Sets.
6. Plastic Surgery Instrumentation.
7. General Surgery Instrumentation.
8. Gynecologic Instrumentation.
9. Urologic Instrumentation.
10. Basic Bone and Joint Instrumentation.
11. Head and Neck Procedure Instrumentation.
12. Neurosurgery Instrumentation.
13. Cardiothoracic and Vascular Instrumentation.
14. Microsurgery Instrumentation.
15. Endoscopic Instrumentation.
16. Decontamination and Sterilization.

  • Nancymarie Phillips

    Nancymarie Phillips, RN, BA, BSN, MEd, PhD, RNFA, CNOR(E), is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where she was Director of Perioperative Education and the Surgical Technology Program Director. A perioperative nurse since 1975, Dr. Phillips is a registered nurse and Registered Nurse First Assistant, and certified in perioperative nursing. Active in many areas of the nursing field, Dr. Phillips has held local and national positions with AORN, and the Competency and Credentialing Institute (previously the Certification Board for Perioperative Nursing), in addition to authoring and contributed to many articles, textbooks, and book chapters. She holds undergraduate degrees in health services and nursing from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, as well as masters and doctoral degrees in adult education and development from Cleveland State.

  • Anita Hornacky

    Anita Hornacky, B.S., RN, CST, CNOR, is a perioperative educator specializing in surgical pharmacology, orthopedics and a professional seminar on working in the operating room. Anita is a certified perioperative registered nurse (CNOR) and a certified surgical technologist (CST). She has worked as a surgical technologist, circulating nurse and operating room preceptor and has authored and co-authored perioperative educational online material, webinars, book chapters and textbooks. Her professional affiliations include the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

  • The revised and expanded Third Edition includes numerous new and updated full-color photos of common surgical instruments, as well as detailed line drawings and other visual material to help readers recognize and differentiate instruments with confidence.

  • A dedicated chapter on decontamination and sterilization gives perioperative nurses, surgical technologists and other professionals the confidence they need to ensure a sterile field in the OR, from cleaning and disassembling instruments to sterilizing and inspecting them, all while observing the latest standards of safe practice.

  • The physical textbook features a spiral binding that allows the book to open and lie flat on the desk, so readers can easily compare instruments depicted on the pages with real instruments in the lab or clinical classroom. In addition, the page size allows for ready identification of individual instruments without crowded, pre-constructed sets.

  • Each instrument is clearly and individually labeled according to proper naming conventions, so readers can learn official names and avoid the potential confusion caused by nicknames and other biases that can develop in specific regions over time.

  • The text presents common foundation sets for different types of surgical procedures, describing them according to tissue depth and the patient's body size. This helps readers learn to determine which basic foundation sets are appropriate for a specific procedure. Chapters organized by specialty also make it easy for readers to select additional instruments for each type of planned surgery.

  • Organized by function and common surgery types, the text makes instruments easier to find and presents content more clearly and logically than many other textbooks on the subject, making SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION, Third Edition, a favorite resource for any surgical setting.

  • Each section includes helpful discussion on how and when to use selected instruments, along with steps to follow to ensure critical safety measures are in place for patients and surgical staff.

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