Chapter 2: The surgical domain: Creating the environment for surgery

January 2002
Surgical Care at the District Hospital;1/1/2002, p2
Book Chapter
Chapter 2 of the book "Surgical Care at the District Hospital" is presented. It explores areas and important points to remember during the surgery. Included are preventing the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus, importance of hand washing and use of aseptic technique. The importance of having an operative procedure list was also taken into account.


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