This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses. Condensing volumes of operating room content into one pithy, pocket-sized book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information nurses need daily. The guide covers all key areas of perioperative nursing based on current standards and recommended practices, and is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques they are required to know in theatre. With a focus on safety and specific patient interventions, the book covers all of the information a new nurse will learn during orientation along with supplies needed and important protocols. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both the circulating and scrub nurse. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Nursing ""pearls"" highlight critical information and tables further facilitate quick reference. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. Both new perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find it to be a welcome addition to the learning process.