The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant by Regina Boess-lottThe Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant by Regina Boess-lott

The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant

byRegina Boess-lott, Sharon StecikEditorRegina Boess-lott

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, as well as for surgical assistants, opticians, plus low vision, and contact lens examiners.

This book contains basic guidelines and typical scenarios that the ophthalmic surgical assistant needs to know. The text begins with the operative patient, including preoperative testing and consents, and travels through the operating room experience. Topics include gowning and gloving, preparing trays and tables, and sterilization techniques. Detailed descriptions of common operative procedures such as plastics, cataract, corneal, and retinal procedures are also included. Operative notes are written on a minute-by-minute basis so the reader can become familiar with the instruments and other implements, and the order in which they are used. This text will help prepare the ophthalmic assistant for any setting, whether it be hospital or office based.

Regina Boess-Lott, RN, CRNOreceived her associates degree in nursing science in 1986 from Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. In 1991, she achieved the status of a Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology (CRNO). Regina is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) and is the current Administ...
Title:The Ophthalmic Surgical AssistantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.37 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1556424035

ISBN - 13:9781556424038

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Table of Contents


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Chapter 1. Preoperative Counseling and Informed Consent
Chapter 2. Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing: An Overview
Chapter 3. Anesthesia and Pharmacology
Chapter 4. Disinfection and Sterilization Techniques
Chapter 5. Preoperative Scrubbing, Gowning, and Gloving Procedures
Chapter 6. Operative Setup, Ophthalmic Draping, and Sterile Technique
Chapter 7. Handle with Care: Microsurgical Instrument Preparation
Chapter 8. Oculoplastics: Lids, Lacrimal System, and Removal of the Eye
Chapter 9. Extraocular Muscles
Chapter 10. Cornea
Chapter 11. Refractive Surgery
Chapter 12. Glaucoma
Chapter 13. Cataract
Chapter 14. Retina and Vitreous