Saturday, February 17, 2007
US Army - Medical course - Special Surgical Procedures I
Any patient who is scheduled to have surgery poses special challenges to
personnel entrusted with his care. Every procedure done by (OR) operating room
personnel for the patient's operation--from the preoperative skin prep to final closure of the incision--requires thorough mastery of many precision techniques and
uncompromising attention to detail in order to safeguard the patient. While in the OR, the patient is cared for by a highly trained team that must function as a unit if the
patient's best interest is to be served. You, the OR specialist, are a member of this
team. Many demands are placed upon the OR specialist whether he is assigned as the
scrub, circulator, or in some other capacity. Various factors, including the individual
situation and the clinical specialty into which the surgery is classified, influence the
actions expected and required of the OR specialist.
The purpose of this subcourse is to familiarize you with the roles of the OR
specialist in the preparation for and performance of a number of special surgical
This course consists of five lessons. The lessons are as follows:
Lesson 1: Procedures in Preparing the Patient.
Lesson 2: Procedures in Preparing Materials.
Lesson 3: Procedures in Anesthesia and Parenteral Therapy.
Lesson 4: Procedures in General Surgery.
Lesson 5: Procedures in Orthopedics.
Author:The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
Publisher: The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
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