The role of the operating department practitioner has evolved considerably in recent years, and both trainee and practising ODPs need a practical, up-to-date resource on terminology and current practice. Each entry in the second edition of Operating Department Practice A-Z has been fully updated and contains both a short definition and a more detailed description of the term or procedure, with supporting information to give the reader a deeper understanding of the field. In addition, the book contains useful appendices on medical terminology and abbreviations, normal values, medical and scientific symbols, and a list of useful websites for further reference. Written by two of the UK's most experienced Operating Department Practice lecturers, Operating Department Practice A-Z, second edition provides practical, concise information for all peri-operative staff members.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Foreword A. A. Gilbertson; 1. Abbreviations; 2. Medical terms; 3. A-Z; Appendix 1. Signs and symbols; Appendix 2. Normal values; Appendix 3. Assessment and classification systems; Appendix 4. Useful websites; Appendix 5. Professional bodies and organizations.