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MindTap® Surgical Technology, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Association of Surgical Technologists' Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition

  • Association of Surgical Technologists
  • ISBN-10: 1305273095  |  ISBN-13: 9781305273092
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.00
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MindTap™ for AST’s Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 8 courses over a 24 month period.

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Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, surgical procedures, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

1. Orientation to Surgical Technology.
2. Legal Concepts, Risk Management, and Ethical Issues.
3. The Surgical Patient.
4. Special Populations.
5. Physical Environment and Safety Standards.
6. Biomedical Science.
7. Preventing Perioperative Disease Transmission.
8. Hemostasis, Emergency Situations, and All-Hazards Preparation.
9. Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia.
10. Instrumentation, Equipment, and Supplies.
11. Wound Healing, Sutures, Needles, and Stapling Devices.
12. Surgical Case Management.
13. Diagnostic Procedures.
14. General Surgery.
15. Obstetric and Gynecological Surgery.
16. Ophthalmic Surgery.
17. Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery.
18. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
19. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
20. Genitourinary Surgery.
21. Orthopedic Surgery.
22. Cardiothoracic Surgery.
23. Peripheral Vascular Surgery.
24. Neurosurgery.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305273109 | ISBN-13: 9781305273108

    List Price = $168.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00

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Meet the Author

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Association of Surgical Technologists

The oldest and most widely recognized professional organization, the Association of Surgical Technologists represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists. Its primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.


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