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Surgical Technology: Keywords

Surgical Instrument

Surgical scissors on a table

Or search for phrases that might include:

diagnostic tools AND (surgery OR surgical procedure)
operating room AND current events
operating room AND hazards
operating room AND safety
pathology AND [type a specific surgical procedure]
protective mechanisms AND pathogenic organisms
surgical technologist AND code of ethics
surgical technology AND roles
surgical technology AND responsibilities

Keywords

Whether you are using the Library's catalog or searching within an article database or on the Internet for Surgical Technology resources, try these useful terms:

General Keywords:

anesthetic administration

microbiology

pharmacology

antibiotic resistant microorganisms

neurological surgery

plastic surgery

asepsis

nonspecific defense mechanisms

postoperative

antisepsis

OB/GYN surgery

preoperative

cardiothoracic surgery

operating room design

reconstructive surgery

disinfection

operating room equipment

standard precautions

general surgery

ophthalmic surgery

sterilization

genitourinary surgery

oral maxillofacial surgery

surgical pathology

infection control

orthopedic surgery

surgical procedures

medical devices

otorhinolaryngology surgery

surgical site infection

medical instrumentation

pathogenic organisms

surgical technology

medical terminology

perioperative

wound classifications

medicine

peripheral vascular surgery

 

Borrowed with permission: Debra J. Kakuk Smith, College of DuPage Library