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Health Sciences

Search Tips

When searching in the databases:

  • Use phrases that link: diagnostic tools AND (surgery OR surgical procedure), operating room AND current events, surgical technology AND (roles OR responsibilities).
  • ** Insert an asterisk after the root word to find all variations of a term. Examples: operat* surg*

Keywords to Use

To find resources in surgical technology, you can use these keywords:

  • Asepsis
  • Antisepsis
  • Disinfection
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Operating room equipment
  • Pathogenic organisms
  • Perioperative
  • Postoperative
  • Preoperative
  • Standard Precautions
  • Sterilization
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Site Infection
  • Wound Classification

Surgical Technology Articles

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