Good Book?

  1. This is my 3rd week working in the OR of a large hospital. We will be training to scrub and circulate for every specialty that we offer (which is everything but eyes and peds).

    Can anyone recommend a good surgical manual that outlines the procedure and tools for a large variety of surgeries, so that I can mentally prepare myself and understand what is needed when I am seeing it?

    Thank you
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  3. by   spineCNOR
    I recommend Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery by Jane Rothrock. This is a very comprehensive text that covers the basics and well as the various specialties. It's a little pricey, but well worht it, especially for OR newbies.

    Alexander's on Amazon

    Best wishes in your new job!
  4. by   luvscrubs
    Thank you!
  5. by   inspir8tion
    Alexander's is the gold standard. This one is good, too - you can carry it around with you easier: Pocket Guide to the Operating Room, see it here:
  6. by   RogueRN
    Check out to see surgical videos. This will help you visualize what to expect. Good luck!