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Surgical Technology



TIPS: When searching the Databases, Catalog or the Internet,

Try these keywords/terms: asepsis, antisepsis, disinfection, infection control, medical devices, medical instrumentation, operating room equipment, pathogenic organisms, perioperative, pharmacology, postoperative, preoperative, standard precautions, sterilization, surgical pathology, surgical procedures, surgical site infection, wound classification

Try browsing these subjectsasepsis, drugs, medical instruments and apparatus, operating room technicians, sterilization, surgery, surgical instruments and apparatus, surgical technology

Try phrases that link: diagnostic tools AND (surgery OR surgical procedure), operating room AND current events, surgical technology AND (roles OR responsibilities)

Hint** Use an asterisk (*) with the word root to expand your book and article searches.  For example, entering pharma* would retrieve pharmacy, pharmacist, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, etc.


Journal, Newspaper and Magazine articles in databases

(use Ebsco A-Z to search for specific titles in the databases)


Most Useful:

·  Anatomy.tv

Complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy.

§  CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 560 journals indexed in CINAHL.

§  Health Reference Center Academic

Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

§  Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated twice a week.

§  Thomson Micromedex Healthcare Resources

A wide range of clinical databases, including information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.

§  STAT!Ref (Healthcare)

Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM and USP reference books.


Also Try:

§  Academic Search Complete

Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on a variety of subjects.

§  MEDLINE with MeSH

Authoritative medical information from the National Library of Medicine, using NLM subject headings.  No full-text.

§  ProQuest Databases

National newspapers plus a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.


Books, Videos and More:

available from the Library website http://www.lonestar.edu/library/index.htm

Search for materials in the Library Catalog.

Search STAT!Ref and NetLibrary for full-text electronic books.



Internet Resources

·         Anesthesia and Pain History

From Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

·         MedlinePlus (National Institutes of Health)

Contains extensive information on over 740 diseases/conditions and prescription and nonprescription drugs.  Other key features are a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, and hundreds of videos of actual surgical procedures performed at U.S. medical centers in recent years.

·         MedlinePlus: Surgery

From the National Library of Medicine, authoritative, current information on a wide range of surgeries.  Take special note of the sections on Latest News and the interactive patient tutorials.

·         MedlinePlus: Videos of Surgical Procedures

Actual surgical procedures performed at medical centers in the U.S. since 2004.

·         Medscape

Free access to full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles.

·         OSHA Hospital E-Tool: Surgical Suite Module

Click on the various objects in the surgery area to get information about potential health and safety issues related to them.

·         PubMed

Over 17 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950 provided by the National Library of Medicine.  Limited full-text.

·         Spartanburg Technical College Surgical Technology Web

This site provides a glossary of surgical technology terms and includes photographs of instruments, equipment, and operating room setups.

·         Surgical Instruments from Ancient Rome

A display of surgical instruments from antiquity.

·         The Virtual Medical Center Anesthesiology & Surgery Center

Links to medical dictionaries and glossaries, interactive anatomy browsers, and online medical journals, as well as surgical and anesthesiology sites.



Associations & Organizations

·         Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)

·         American College of Surgeons (ACS)

·         Association of Surgical Assistants (ASA)

·         Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

·         Foundation for Surgical Technology (FST)

·        Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST)

THE national agency

·         Texas State Assembly of the AST

This is the state arm of the national association (AST).


Citation Help

·         APA Reference List

·         APA Sample Research Paper
(from Diana Hacker, former English faculty member at Prince George's Community College in Maryland)


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