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Megadyne-Principles of Electrosurgery

Megadyne-Principles of Electrosurgery

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Megadyne-Principles of Electrosurgery
Megadyne-Principles of Electrosurgery

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Published by: Megadyne on Nov 15, 2011
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 Principles of Electrosurgery
Principles ofElectrosurgery
Electrosurgery Book 4.indd 17/13/05 1:21:36 PM
IntroductionPrinciples of ElectricityElectrocautery is not ElectrosurgeryElectrosurgery: Techniques of DeliveryElectrosurgical WaveformsTissue HeatingTissue ResponsesGeneratorsActive ElectrodesActive Electrode TipsPTFE Coated Active Electrode TipsSpecialty Active Electrode TipsDisposable Patient Return ElectrodesPressure SoresReusable Patient Return ElectrodesConsiderations in Endoscopic ElectrosurgerySurgical SmokeSummary
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Electrosurgery Book 4.indd 2-37/13/05 1:21:38 PM
Having an understanding of the principles ofelectricity is a strong foundation for “best practices” inelectrosurgical patient care. Electrosurgery units andaccessories facilitate the passage of high frequency,oscillating electric currents through tissue betweentwo electrodes to fulgurate, desiccate or cut tissue.Although the scientific application of electricity andthe technologies have come a long way in regards todevelopment and safety, hazards still exist for thesurgical patient and OR team.It is imperative that all surgical team members knowthe principles involved, the technology at hand andthe safety practices necessary for optimal usage ofelectrosurgery.
Electrosurgery Book 4.indd 4-57/13/05 1:21:39 PM

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